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Doctor measuring a patient's blood sugar.

4 Common Mistakes Diabetes Doctors Make

One doctor shares his tips on how patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can avoid these four errors frequently made by physicians.

Doctor with a female patient.

8 Lessons Learned by a Doctor Turned Patient

Multiple sclerosis changed Dr. Lisa Doggett from a doctor to a patient. Her experience led her to see the doctor/patient relationship in a whole new light.

Micrograph of a mucinous ovarian carcinoma. Wikicommons.

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS?

Find out everything you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, including its symptoms, treatment, and how to get pregnant with PCOS.

Smiling family. Photo: Unsplash/Edward Cisneros.

How I Overcame PCOS and Got Pregnant

I've dealt with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) my whole life, but it didn't stop me from getting pregnant with three children and living a healthy lifestyle.

Distracted teenage girl at the doctor's office.

A Physician's Tips for Avoiding Mistakes at The Doctor

Family physician Lisa Doggett, MD, shares 11 tips on how patients can avoid making mistakes at their next doctor’s appointment.

Some women with Ovarian Cancer have an elevated level of CA 125.

What Is Ovarian Cancer? Learn About This Common Cancer

Ovarian cancer symptoms include pain or swelling in the abdomen, abnormal bleeding, or weight loss. Learn about ovarian cancer symptoms, stages, and treatment.

Three rusty nails that could cause tetanus, or lockjaw.

Tetanus: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

The primary cause of tetanus, or lockjaw, is a puncture wound, such as with a rusty nail. Tetanus symptoms include painful muscle spams in the head and neck.

MTHFR Gene Mutation: What You Need to Know

MTHFR Gene Mutation: What You Need to Know

Chances are, you've heard of the dangers of MTHFR mutations. But just how serious are their effects?

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor in Your 60s

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor in Your 60s

If you’re in your 60s, these are the questions you should be asking your doctor at your annual physical.

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor in Your 50s

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor in Your 50s

If you’re in your 50s, these are the questions you should be asking your doctor at your annual physical.