Lifestyle and home remedies
The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.
Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.
Want to tip the scales in your favor? Here are six ways to win at weight loss and keep the pounds off.
Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involves hardening and thickening of the skin. Internal organs can also be damaged.
Tests and diagnosis
Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.
Treatments and drugs
July 31, 2014
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