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African American Health

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These Pregnancy Complications Are More Common Than You Think

If they happen to you, prompt care is the key to a healthier pregnancy and safer delivery for you and your baby.

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Preeclampsia Can Develop After Pregnancy, Too

Postpartum preeclampsia is a rare but serious high blood pressure condition that can develop shortly after a woman gives birth.

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What Do Common Blood Tests Reveal About Your Health?

An annual physical exam typically includes bloodwork. Learn more about routine blood tests, what they measure and why they are important.

How Heart Disease Affects the Kidneys

The heart and kidneys share a special, life-sustaining connection, so that what’s good or bad for one is generally good or bad for the other.

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How Does Family History Affect Your Cancer Risk?

The more information you have about your family history of cancer, the better your doctor can help you understand, manage and reduce your cancer risk.

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Patient-Centered Health Care for African-Americans

African-Americans don’t live as long as other races in the US. At higher risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer, these disparities aren’t necessarily genetic, but clinicians can help reverse the trend.

You're Prediabetic: Now What?

Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet at diabetic levels. Fortunately, the condition is reversible if detected early.

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Quitting Smoking: It Takes a Toolbox

People who want to quit smoking have more help than ever – from medications and tobacco treatment counseling programs to smartphone support apps and more.

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