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Prevention and Treatment
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Prevention & Treatment
Protecting Americans from the Public Health Crisis of Our Time
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dedicated to combating the American opioid crisis through education, scientific research and assistance.
Don’t Let End-of-Life Care Decisions Take You by Surprise
While facing our own mortality can be difficult, being as informed as possible now about end-of-life care is important for you and your loved ones.
How Strides in Radiation Therapy Are Making a Difference for Cancer Sufferers
A radiation oncologist talks about the most rewarding part of treating cancer patients, and how new therapies are helping.
Remarkable Breakthroughs in Hematology Offer New Hope to Cancer Patients
Revolutionary new therapies in the understanding and treatment of blood diseases are offering new paths for patients.
Clever Cat Helps Save Man’s Life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
The family feline alerted a woman who found her husband in sudden cardiac arrest. Her immediate CPR tripled his chance of survival in the race for life.
What Patients Need to Know about PET Scans
Heart disease is a danger like no other, meaning proper diagnosis is of paramount importance. PET scans have been, and continue to be, the best way to get such a diagnosis.
Trouble Seeing at Night Could Be a Symptom of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
As the leading cause of adult blindness in the United States, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is three times more common than glaucoma and affects more than 11 million Americans.
How Hearing Loss Is a Major Contributor to Dementia
Most people are very surprised to learn that untreated hearing loss is a major risk factor for developing cognitive decline and dementia.
A Heart Expert’s 4 Steps for Disease Prevention
Heart disease is one of our nation’s biggest health threats, but it doesn’t have to be. These four expert pointers will not only mitigate your risk, but increase your quality of life.
How Early Alzheimer’s Detection Could Save Trillions in Treatment and Care
Learn about the importance of funding more innovative early detection options for patients at risk for Alzheimer’s.
Why Eye Care Is Essential for Every Member of the Family
When it comes to the overall health of children, one thing that is often overlooked is having an annual eye exam. However, proper eye health impacts so much of life during childhood and beyond.
The Role of Drug Takebacks in Ending the Opioid Crisis
As of right now, drug takeback programs are an underutilized resource in the fight against opioids. There are myriad reasons to change that.
Does Your College Student Know How to Respond to an Active Shooter?
As every state and district has different protocol for dealing with an active shooter, colleges need to have hands-on training to get everyone on the same page.
Living With Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is affecting millions of Americans, but you don’t have to wait for symptoms to appear to take action.
Getting Holistic, Client-Centered Help When Caring for Aging Adults
Aging Life Care Professionals engage with clients and their families to help make difficult decisions, suggest possible options, and assist with end-of-life care transitions.
Taking Aim at Lung Cancer
Lung cancer patients have new hope with the emergence of personalized medicines.
Remembering a Life Well-Lived: Honoring and Mourning through Funerals and Services
Planning a funeral for loved ones to come together to grieve and celebrate the passing of an individual is a beautiful way to honor a lost life.
The Importance of Business Transparency from Hospice Pharmacy Vendors
As drug prices increase across the nation, an expert within the end-of-life care industry discusses the increased difficulty in pharmaceutical purchasing.
Detecting Remission and Minimal Residual Disease in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
A groundbreaking new class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors will make it easier to manage chronic myeloid leukemia.
Five Tips for Managing Both a Cancer Diagnosis and a Career
Many people choose to work through their cancer treatment. Here are some tips to make the process a little easier.
Use Your Smart Phone Instead of Letting It Use You
The list of social media apps demanding our attention grows daily. The pressure to be active on all of these networks, can quickly become exhausting.
New Treatment Options Now Available Can Assist When Depression and Movement Disorders Coincide
Advanced technologies are now ushering in a hopeful new era of personalized therapy for patients.
Intervention: Setting the Stage for Recovery
Substance abuse can sometimes be a manifestation of an undiagnosed mental illness.
Self-Harm Is a Symptom of Depression and Should Be Talked About With Care
One of the many symptoms of depressions is self-harm and addressing it can help a loved one get the help they need.
What Your Eye Doctor Wants You to Know About Vision Health
You eat right and stay active, but are you focusing on eye health? The president of the American Optometric Association has some simple steps to help.
Small Changes, Big Results: Incorporating Behavior Change for Better Health
Combating diabetes starts with minor steps that can have a long-lasting impact.
Advances in Dental Technology Are Protecting Patients from Gum Disease
Almost half of all adults over 30 in the United States have gum disease, a condition that is treatable and currently has better outcomes than ever before.
Bridging Critical Gaps in Congenital Heart Disease Care
Medical innovations have nearly eliminated CHD mortality for infants, but experts say closer and longer-term care is needed for their optimal health.
For Skin Health, Early Prevention Is Worth the Attention
We learn in grade school that skin is the largest organ of the body. Yet as we age, many of us neglect to pay sufficient attention to the health of our skin.
4 Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer (And All Year Long)
Dr. Allison Arthur cares about your skin — but she also knows that summer is the time for fun in the sun. The Mayo Clinic-trained dermatologist offers a few key tips to help you and your family stay burn-free.
One Thousand Days: The Role of Nutrition in Brain Development
Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.
Are You Married to Your Phone?
Americans spend more time looking at their screens than their loved ones, which is causing them harm.
How to Choose a Fertility Clinic: Prioritize Success Rates
Fertility treatments are costly. But don’t let the price tag be the determining factor when choosing your clinic.
A Different Hepatits Treatment When All Else Fails
When treatments for hepatitis either fail or are not possible, a liver transplant is an important option to allow for successful outcomes.
Why This Cancer Survivor Advocates for Early Screening
For Adina Epstein, a cancer diagnosis came almost too late. Now, she wants to advocate for earlier screenings and diagnoses.
New Treatments Provide Hope for Patients with Usher Syndrome
Although this inherited genetic disorder affects nearly 50,000 Americans, it remains largely unknown to the general public.
Biological Differences Between Night Owls and Early Birds
When you go to sleep and wake up not only depends on your personal preferences, biological differences play a role as well.
Oral Health Is About More Than Just Your Mouth
Dental visits are about more than catching cavities and cleaning teeth. Dentists also check your mouth for signs of other diseases.
7 Strategies for Safer Eating and Drinking After a Stroke
Post-stroke difficulties with eating and drinking are common, but recovery is more achievable than ever thanks to a speech-language pathologist and a few key guidelines.
Diet and Lifestyle Are Key to Preventing Diabetes
Preventing and treating diabetes begins with undertaking crucial lifestyle changes.
How to Maintain a Gluten-Free Diet With Celiac Disease
Living with celiac disease and its diet necessities has become easier with more gluten-free food and beverage options available.
Despite New Treatment Developments, Food Allergies Still Pose Dangerous Threats
Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including nearly 6 million children under the age of 18.
How Adaptive Exercise Offers Stroke Survivors a Healthier, Happier Life
Learn why exercise is such an important part of stroke recovery — especially when it’s combined with speech, cognitive activities, community building and fun.
5 Ways to Stay Heart Healthy While Living with AFib
Though certain rhythm disorders can put you at a greater risk for stroke, there are plenty of ways to watch out for your heart.
To Treat Food Allergy Reactions, Don’t Leave Home Without Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Epinephrine auto-injectors, which treat allergic reactions, can be expensive, but they provide life-saving assistance to people with deadly food allergies.
A New 3rd Generation Hepatitis B Vaccine Is Advancing Prevention Options
Jeff Baxter, President and Chief Executive Officer at VBI Vaccines, joins us in conversation about the future of Hepatitis B vaccines and why prevention is the cure.
Expert Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Two experts in the field talk to Mediaplanet about the biggest contributors to sleep deprivation in America and what is being done to help people get better sleep.
Recording Medical Procedures Could Save Thousands of Lives
Though the aviation and health care industries may seem worlds apart, they can learn from one another in implementing simulations to improve safety outcomes.
Why Speed Is Vital When It Comes to Stroke Treatment
Time is of the essence from the second a stroke hits. Do you know what signs to watch for?
3 Critical Steps on the Road to Removing Diagnostic Error
The patient safety landscape in 2018 is changing rapidly as public and private sector players work together to ensure safe, high-quality care for all patients. But challenges remain.
How Can I Prevent My Child From Overdosing?
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers a six-part guide for families to help protect their children.
What All Parents Should Know About Their Kids' Teeth
In an exclusive Q&A with Mediaplanet, AAPD President Dr. James Nickman explains how parents can instill in their kids healthy dental habits early on and prevent oral disease as they grow up.
How You Can Prevent and Manage Skin Cancer
Barry Leshin, M.D., FACMS, president of American College of Mohs Surgery and Lisa M. Donofrio, M.D., president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery provide some simple tips on how people can prevent skin cancer.
It's Time to Start Taking Sleep Apnea Seriously
For years, sleep apnea wasn’t considered a serious health issue and many of its sufferers don’t even know that they have it. But today doctors are recognizing the serious risk lack of sleep can pose.
Why Sleep Is Worth the Time Investment
Many Americans simply feel too busy during the day to spend any time sleeping. But adequate sleep is essential for productivity and health.
Empowering Health Care Professionals to Improve the Human Side of Care
Learn why health care experts are challenging doctors and other medical providers to focus on both patient engagement and patient safety.
How African-American Men Can Beat the Odds Against Prostate Cancer
While prostate cancer is a concern for every middle-aged man, African-American men should be more concerned than most.
Everything You Need to Know About Type 1 Diabetes
In the U.S., 40,000 people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes each year. We asked two industry experts what patients need to know.
10 Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer Patients
There are a number of prostate cancer treatments to consider. Here’s what to think about before you make a decision.
Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall Jr. Talks Competing as a Diabetic
Mediaplanet talked to former Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. about swimming competitively as an unexpected Type 1 diabetic and how the diagnosis brought positive change to his life.
How to Figure Out If You’re at Risk for Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a worldwide problem that can lead to blindness. However, it is especially dangerous because there are often no symptoms in its early stages.
Despite Advancements, HIV Is a Threat in Vulnerable Populations
Stigma and discrimination present veritable threats in HIV infection for susceptible groups of people.
Preventing Postpartum Depression Before It Starts
The symptoms of postpartum may be affecting someone like you, which is why Adele, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chrissy Tiegen are speaking up.
New Medical Therapies Offer Hope for Glaucoma Patients
Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive vision loss.
Employing a Comprehensive Plan to Battle Cardiovascular Disease
Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered a heart attack or stroke — because almost everyone is at risk for cardiovascular disease. Learn why managing risk factors will fight these odds.
The Key to Suicide Prevention is Less Stigma, More Conversation
Despite common fears that more conversation on suicide will worsen rates, experts argue that it’s the first step toward saving more lives.
Here’s What Baby Boomers Aging into Retirement Can Do for Eye Care
Adam Clarin, O.D., VSP Vision Care Network Optometrist, has worked in a glaucoma specialty care clinic and an advanced contact lens clinic, the international optometric honor society.
The Fight for an AIDS-Free South Is Winnable, Together
Changing demographics of HIV means that the fight is not over, it’s just different. With rising rates of infection in the South, treatments must adapt.
A Singer Finds Her Voice After a Stroke
Learn how a range of therapies help stroke survivors live independently, return to work and — in the case of one performer — get back to doing what they love.
Tackling Heart Disease With Advanced Technology
Watch out heart disease. A range of innovative treatment options are proving a powerful enemy.
Cardiologists Are Embracing This Less Invasive Alternative to Open Heart Surgery
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative treatment to open heart surgery approved for patients with aortic valve stenosis.
3 Doctor Recommended Tests to Assess Your Heart Disease Risk
A doctor explains which tests are critical to assessing the state of your heart health at each age and stage.
Talking To Your Teen About Drugs and Alcohol
When talking with your teen about drugs and alcohol, it’s essential to listen to their needs and communicate your support and guidance.
Protecting Your Eyes in the Digital Age
With Americans living longer and digital device usage increasing exponentially, it’s time to face the everyday reality of eye care.
Ending the HIV Pandemic: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Our current arsenal of treatment and prevention tools, such as antiretrovirals, means an end to the AIDS pandemic is feasible.
Your Mattress Is the Most Important Piece of Furniture in Your Home, Here’s Why
There are many things that can affect the quality of your sleep, but one of the most important is the condition of your mattress.
Why Sleep Matters to the World’s Bottom Line
Sleep deprivation and sleep loss do not only effect the health of individuals, but can be dangerous to the health of the global economy.
Innovations Offer New Advanced Screening in Pregnancy
During pregnancy, blood work, ultrasounds and additional screenings are common procedures to ensure a healthy pregnancy, but are there other ways to get answers?
The Importance of Diagnostics in Post-Transplant Care
Learn how diagnostic tests that can help doctors diagnose and treat post-transplant infections are helping improve patient outcomes.
Extending the Reach of Personalized Cancer Care
Remarkable strides are being made in cancer care — now the question is, can we get these treatments in the hands of all who need them?
Fighting the Hidden Epidemic Facing Americans
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, but experts believe half of its sufferers don’t even know they have the disease.
There Is No Place for Complacency in the Fight Against HIV
Despite huge progressions in treatment and prevention, the fight to eradicate HIV has evolved and is far from over.
Why Patients and Doctors Need to Get Involved in Clinical Trials
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) know there’s no cure for their illnesses. Still, there’s hope for new treatments, therapies and an eventual cure.
What is Time Worth – The Journey to an IBD Diagnosis Reimagined
A new kind of blood test could reduce the waiting and suffering of those facing a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.
The One Tool That Could Save Thousands at Risk for Lung Cancer
With over nine million Americans at high risk for developing lung cancer, early detection is possible with this groundbreaking new scanner.
6 Ways to Beware the Flu in Health Care Waiting Rooms
No one wants to be off their feet with the flu. Being flu-smart means knowing the danger zones, and unfortunately your doctor’s office is a big one.
Learn How Technology Is Easing the Burden of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Millions of Americans are faced with the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about the new technologies here to lend a helping hand.
Epilepsy Research: A Responsibility to Deliver a Cure Among Achievements
Those with epilepsy often still experience seizures despite more treatment options than ever before.
Who Will Shoulder the Increasing Financial Burden of Alzheimer’s Care?
New research shows that the United States will pay the price if it continues to underestimate the Alzheimer’s epidemic.
How Research Grants Are Paving the Way to Future Parkinson's Disease Treatments
Since 1961, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) has helped scientists’ research on Parkinson’s, eading to larger grants from the National Institutes of Health.
HIV Treatment Is Revolutionizing HIV Prevention
Today’s HIV medications can prevent transmission when taken as prescribed, reducing the number of people infected.
The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Disorders
An untreated sleep disorder may be preventing you from achieving optimal health.
For the 2 Million People Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, Help Is Out There
Opioid overdose claims the lives of more than 90 people per day. But resources such as online toolkits and medication offer hope for its victims.
How Your Digestive Tract is Crucial for Managing Your HIV Infection
Gastrointestinal issues can be an important signifier of problems with the immune system and larger problems related to HIV infection.
Taking a United Stand Against Diabetes Diagnoses
Collaboration is our strongest weapon in the fight against diabetes, especially in times of crisis.
Yoga and the Benefits It Can Have on Sleep
Amanda Bisk discusses yoga and the benefits it can have on not only your body, but your quality of sleep as well.
Protecting the Health of Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Learn some simple steps all caregivers can take to manage the myriad of challenges Alzheimer’s care presents daily.
The Importance of Effectively Treating Epilepsy for All Ages
Effective, quick treatment of epilepsy can ultimately lead to an improved quality of life and understanding of the disorder for those suffering from it.
Depression and Substance Abuse Go Hand in Hand. So Should Treatment
Depression and substance abuse often appear together, which is why we need to do more research on how to treat them simultaneously.
Mapping Out the Future of Stroke Treatment and Prevention
For American Stroke Month in May, the Chair of the American Stroke Association shares his thoughts on the progress we have yet to make.
Can a FitBit Actually Help You Sleep?
Although sleep-tracking devices don't measure sleep length, they do track sleep length and include a number of factors that are continually being innovated.
What You Need to Know About Urological Health in 2017
Do cranberries really prevent UTIs? Is it true that black men are more likely to get prostate cancer? Community urologist at West Shore Urology Dr. Brian Stork answers your burning questions about urological health.
In the Race to Build This New Software, Everybody Wins
Early detection is key for treating lung cancer, which is why one lung cancer foundation is challenging tech and healthcare professionals all over the world to build the best new cancer detection software.
This Foundation Wants to Change the Way We Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Learn how one foundation's multi-pronged approach to Alzheimer’s has set it apart from other similar educational organizations.
Acupuncture Can Alleviate the Pain and Effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Alternative treatments such as acupuncture could alleviate the pain of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
From Cancer Diagnosis to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro
Read the inspiring tale of a multiple myeloma patient, whose diagnosis led him on the adventure of a lifetime and positioned him as an advocate in the search for a cure.
These Scientific Advances Could be the Solution to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
In the battle against opioid addiction and overdose, scientists are exploring every avenue and making important strides.
How Clinical Trials Help African American Prostate Cancer Patients
Clinical trials are safer and more important than ever. Here’s why you should consider participating.
Losing My Son to an Opioid Overdose
Judy Rummler shares her story of loss in the hopes of helping others from losing loved ones to opioids.
One Expert Weighs In On the Personal Cost of Opioid Addiction
John Hamilton of the Mountainside Treatment Center tells Mediaplanet about the problem of stigma and discrimination toward people suffering from opioid addiction disorders.
What You Need to Know About Your Dreams and What They Mean
Dream analyst Lauren Lawrence talks about the meanings of common dreams and what causes them.
Exciting Breakthroughs in Hematology Offer New Hope to Cancer Patients
Blood is a precious resource when it comes to defeating cancer and other rare diseases. Find out more about the remarkable innovations taking place in the medical world today.
Identifying and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative treatment for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Hue Knew! How Colors Affect Your Well-Being
The colors present in your bedroom have a bigger impact on sleep quality than you may think.
Could Medication Be the Answer to the Opioid Epidemic?
For people struggling with addiction, medication-assisted treatment can be a desperately-needed lifeline, though it is not without controversy.
A Healthy Lifestyle and Support is the Best Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Patients need to understand what led to their AFib to determine the best treatment for them.
Become a Life-Saving Volunteer Blood Stem Cell Donor Today
A representative from the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world dispels myths about the donation process and teaches you the simple steps you can take towards saving a life.
Harnessing the Power of Radiation Therapy to Treat Cancers
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for cancer, and not all cancer should be treated the same way, or by the same kind of doctor.
Debunking 5 Myths of Sleeping Together
Wendy Troxel discusses and debunks myths about sleeping with a partner and how it effects sleeps quality.
Healthy Habits You Can Implement for a Good Night's Sleep
Quality sleep goes beyond the number of hours of shut eye — understanding the three elements to a soothing snooze is all the difference between feeling wide awake and feeling barely there.
Research into Blisters Offers Hope for "Butterfly Children"
It’s been called “the worst disease you’ve never heard of.” Fortunately, new research may offer hope to the tens of thousands in the United States who are afflicted.
Advance Care Planning Is More Important Than You Think
When it comes to getting the medical care you want in a medical emergency, it is important to plan in advance.
What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care
If you or a loved one has a serious illness, it is important to know all of the information on hospice and palliative care.
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners Are Your Partners in Fighting Cervical Cancer
Women’s health nurse practitioners can bridge the sometimes uncomfortable discussions surrounding HPV vaccinations, cancer screenings and treatments.
5 Steps for Safer and More Secure Schools
All schools should take these precautions to safeguard students against potentially dangerous intruders. Does yours?
What We Can Do About the Changing Nature of Heart Failure
Heart failure, a condition in which the heart is too weak to pump blood sufficiently throughout the body, is on the rise in the United States. But why?
The Future of Joint Replacement Surgery
Two orthopedic surgeons weigh in on the latest innovations in joint replacement surgery and where the industry is heading.
Early Cancer Screenings Can Reduce Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Although there is no cure for ovarian cancer, preventative measures regular screenings and genetic testing can reduce your risk of it.
Learn the ABCs of Student Health and School Safety
Though children have diverse needs, schools have a responsibility to ensure the health and wellness of all students. Discover the resources at hand so you can make your school a safe space for kids to learn and grow.
The Link Between Texting and Back Pain
This isn’t another article about modern phone habits. We know we’re all working hard (right?). But you might want to watch your posture to avoid health issues.
Combatting Hearing Loss With Increased Education
Millions of Americans suffer from undetected and untreated hearing loss, and the causes might surprise you. Read on to find out what everyday activities might be putting you at risk.
How Patient-Centric Interoperability Is Changing Hospice and Home Health Care
When post-acute care companies are able to access information from other care locations in real time, patients benefit.
New Technology and Treatments Lead to Better Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer
Advances in medicine are revolutionizing the prevention, detection and treatment of ovarian cancers.
A 3-Step Game Plan to Combat Hearing Loss
If you think you may be suffering from hearing loss, don’t put off seeking treatment. The president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has a step-by-step action plan that could improve your quality of life.
Dr. Ira Byock Discusses What We Must Do to Die Well
When he wrote "Dying Well," Dr. Ira Byock suggested a better way to face the inevitable — here is how.
4 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety
Worrying and stressing can take up a lot of valuable time and energy. Here are four ways to help you manage and overcome your anxiety.
Proactive Measures Could Stop Cervical Cancer Before It Starts
Childhood vaccination against HPV could prevent cervical cancer from ever becoming a problem.
What Can Infertile Men Do to Improve Their Reproductive Health?
For men, infertility can be the result of any number of lifestyle or medical procedures. But fear not, there are steps you can take some of the pressure off and mitigate your risk.
For Women With a Family History of BRCA Mutations, Genetic Testing Could Be Life-Saving
Genetic testing empowers people with life-saving information. Learning when and how to pursue testing can save the lives of those facing ovarian and breast cancer.
The Opioid Epidemic Shines New Light on How We Treat Addiction
Awareness of the opioid crisis—and the recognition of addiction as a serious brain disease—has led to action by the White House and Congress to deliver much needed care.
How an Olympic Gold Medalist Fights Joint Pain
Figure skating icon Dorothy Hamill learned how to manage her osteoarthritis pain after her brilliant career.
Anesthesia is Better and Safer than Ever Before
Gone are the days of long, uncomfortable post-operative recoveries from anesthesia. These days, most patients are alert, with few side effects, soon after surgery.
4 Ways to Avoid Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer survivor Tamika Felder shares her own story of diagnosis as well as her tips for avoiding cervical cancer.
What Do Treatment Options for Children with Rare Diseases Depend On?
More research is necessary to help the millions of children with rare diseases who don’t have any treatment options.
Suicide Prevention Starts with an Open Dialogue
Mental health issues are a deadly threat. If we hope to solve the problem, we need to start more conversations about psychological pain.
The Rare Disorder that Makes You Overweight, Sick and Depressed
Cushing’s syndrome is classified as a rare disease. Many endocrinologists disagree with that label, however, suggesting instead that Cushing’s is vastly under-diagnosed.
How Women Can Take Complete Charge of Their Health
From regular exercise to breast exams, preventative care is the cornerstone to flexxing your best self. (And showing off).
Preventing Foot Wounds with Real-Time Monitoring
Foot ulcers and infections pose a large health risk to diabetics, but new technology promises to help doctors catch wounds and intervene in real-time.
How One Woman Overcame Her Depression and Landed on Her Feet
A teacher who developed depression and had to leave her old life behind has found a new way forward with the help and support of Magnolia Clubhouse.
Understanding the Negative Side Effects of Birth Control
While much has been made about the benefits of birth control pills, for a small number of women the pill can ruin their sex lives.
Building On Decades of Progress to End the AIDS Epidemic
We’ve come a long way in the fight against HIV and AIDS. By working together, we can make the final push.
How One-Day Breast Cancer Treatment Offers Hope
Medical advancements in cancer treatment now provide the possibility of a much faster, safer form of radiation therapy.
How to Prevent Skin Cancer, and Catch It Early
One person dies every 57 minutes from melanoma. We must learn how to reduce our risk of melanoma — and how to identify it when we see it.
4 Things to Remember About Screening Mammograms
General knowledge about screening mammography can sometimes be unclear and confusing when it comes to proven research. Here are four definitive facts you can rely on.
Taking the Steps to Improve Early Diagnosis of Rare Diseases
Here’s how experts, advocates and those affected can help to improve the often winding, confusing road to an accurate diagnosis of a rare diagnosis.
6 Common Misconceptions About Allergies
When allergy season approaches, it’s time to clear up any misunderstandings you might have and get your facts straight.
Senior Falls Are Dangerous and Costly, But They’re Also Preventable
Millions of older people fall every year. But they don’t have to. With small and simple changes made throughout one’s home, so many of them are preventable.
4 Ways Exploring IDH May Change the Answer to Leukemia
Child or adult, all cancer treatments ultimately strive for the same result: eradication of cancerous cells. But what if it were possible to control cancer instead of killing it?
Learning About the Effects of Chemotherapy
Hair loss depends upon the type of chemo primarily, and secondarily, the individual patient’s biology and hair condition.
Lining up Individual Care With Preference and Comfort
Conversations with aging loved ones about long-term care wishes and advance directives can be difficult, but they are well worth the effort.
Monitoring Risky Behaviors Surrounding Mental Health
Mental health is a critical component of a person’s well-being, and recognizing risky habits related to mental illness can let someone seek treatment early.
Working Together to Prevent Workplace Deaths and Injuries
No matter where you work, on-the-job safety matters, and it’s especially important for construction workers, who account for one in five workplace deaths.
Are Scientists on the Verge of an Alzheimer’s Cure?
Why does Alzheimer's, a disease that already affects over 5 million Americans, remain such a mystery?
Adding Home-Delivered Nutrition to the Health Care Menu for Seniors
For the 1-in-4 American seniors who live alone, the road to recovery after illness, injury or surgery is paved with many unknowns.
The All-Too-Real Risk of Stroke for Children and Teens
One young boy’s harrowing experience highlights the importance of increased awareness and research for pediatric stroke.
Making Mental Health a Priority in the Workplace
The American work setting has a long way to go toward actively supporting individual mental health needs and lowering costs associated with untreated mental illness.
The Troubling Rise of Stroke in Younger Adults
Adults under 45 may think they’re immune from the risks of stroke, but a new study warns that this isn’t the case.
Discovering the Benefits of Senior Living Communities
Aging Americans today have a wide array of available lifestyle and care options that support seniors.
The Critical Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
Mark French found out too late that he was at high-risk for stroke. Now he wants to help educate others on the warning signs.
5 Ways to Spot a Wound Infection
For those with wounds, infection can be a deadly concern. A wound specialist explains the best way to help wounds heal right, and how to know when something goes wrong.
How Senior Citizens Can Avoid Falls and Medication Mishaps
As a caregiver for aging seniors, it’s always better to plan and prepare for any scenario. Consider these medication and safety tips that that can keep the home safe.
4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Summer Camp for Kids with Allergies and Asthma
Kids heading off to summer camp still have to plan for their health needs. Take the time to find camps that are ready to help.
Top Doctors Consider the Future of Stroke Prevention and Treatment
With increased education and awareness, we can turn the tide on disturbing trends, such as increased incidence of stroke among young adults.
Stroke Certifications Provide a Better Patient Experience
This certification can help nurses stay up to date on the nuances of strokes and provide top-of-the-line patient care.
What You Need to Know About Swallowing Difficulties
Dysphagia is far more common than you may think among stroke survivors. Learn the warning signs and paths to treatment.
Baby Meet Peanut: Introducing Infants to Peanut-Containing Foods
Peanut allergies don’t need to be a big deal — especially with these guidelines on bringing peanuts into your baby’s diet.
3 Myths About Allergies Under the Microscope
Don’t believe everything that you hear about allergies. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and this list lays out what you need to know.
A Family’s Fresh Air Focus Following Childhood Cancer
Kevin and Jessica McKnight strive to improve the air quality in their home to help keep their daughter healthy and cancer-free.
9 Ways to Create a Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby
In an effort to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, the American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommendations on how parents can create a safe sleep environment.
What Do 6 Out of 10 U.S. Children Have in Common?
What do kindergarteners have in common besides finger paint, puzzles and the games on mom’s cell phone? Tooth decay.
Know How Gum Disease Affects Your Total Health
Periodontal disease is the one of the most widespread diseases in the U.S., affecting 85 percent of adults. Despite its prevalence, it is largely dismissed by the public.
5 Ways to Say “I Do” to a Wedding Free of Sneezing and Wheezing
Weddings can be a huge ordeal that require a lot of planning. Don’t forget to think about how allergies and asthma could affect the big day.
7 Triggers to Avoid When Dealing With Asthma
There may be no cure for asthma, but there are many ways to control and minimize the impact of the symptoms.
8 Steps to Improve Overall Health and Lower Breast Cancer Risk
With some simple day-to-day steps, you can help improve your overall health and lower your risk of breast cancer.
How Local Initiatives Seek to Limit Opioid Addiction
The opioid crisis is arresting on each individual at its mercy; however, putting opioid addicts into another prison is not the solution.
3 Easy Ways to Care for Your Oral Health
Everybody has a sweet tooth they love to indulge, but it's important to be mindful of your oral health because it affects every aspect of your life.
Why Human Milk Plays an Essential Role in Preemie Development
Giving birth to a premature baby can be stressful — especially when it comes to providing proper nutrition — but the science of human milk is here to help.
Finding Effective Approaches to Asthma and Allergies
Asthma is a common respiratory disease that is often complicated by allergies. The more you know now, the better you will be able to treat it.
Sleeping Hazards: Why Dust Mites May Be Making You Sick
What's lurking beneath your sheets could be to blame for your sniffing, wheezing or coughing.
Addressing the Lack of Physicians Qualified to Treat Opioid Addiction
Before we can even focus on getting these patients the treatment they need, the health care industry has a gap in qualifications that needs to be bridged.
How Immunotherapy Helped One Cancer Patient Reclaim His Life
Cancer care is growing by leaps and bounds to make patients’ lives easier. Here’s how new immunotherapy drugs helped one man regain a quality of life he thought he’d lost.
Understanding Asthma and Recognizing the Symptoms
Not everyone with asthma exhibits the same symptoms, but be on the lookout for the most common symptoms that might require a checkup.
3 Top Places in Your Home to Baby-Proof
Baby-proofing is an ongoing process, from when you bring baby home to when baby becomes mobile. Here are 3 steps to help keep them protected.
5 Things You Need to Know About Early Menopause
Early menopause won’t advertise itself very well if and when it arrives, so what should you know about it?
Striking a Balance When Treating Pain with Opioids
While the pitfalls of misuse are more often discussed these days, finding a balance in taking these powerful medications can improve healing while avoiding harm.
5 Common Hazards That Put Children at Risk
Bringing home safety is a concept that never ages. Here are 5 common safety hazards for children, what you need to know about them and what you can do.
Taking Care of Your Health Will Take Care of Your Baby
Whether you’re pregnant or are planning to be soon, avoiding diseases with potential long-term risks can be tricky. Here’s how to protect yourself for a healthy pregnancy.
7 Things to Expect from Addiction Treatment
Whether for opioid or alcohol use, addiction treatment will vary from person to person. However, there are some basic principles your care provider should follow to help you reach your goals.
How Nurses Are Creating a New Paradigm of Cancer Care
No one works closer with cancer patients than nurses, and many are using their hands-on clinical expertise to take research and treatment to the next level.
The Key Role of Diagnostics in Targeted Cancer Care
Broad cancer treatments that end up killing healthy cells have long been a challenge, but advanced diagnostics are opening new doors for precision therapies.
5 Tips and Tricks for TBI Caregivers
When someone you love sustains a serious traumatic brain injury often represents the beginning of a new season of life. As with any major change, it is rarely an easy journey.
What Every Woman Should Know About IUDs
With a lot of growing uncertainty about health care, especially around birth control, many women are turning to the long-term assurance of intrauterine devices.
When Sleep Grinds to a Halt
Is the teeth grinding of sleep-related bruxism getting in the way of your rest?
3 Steps to Make Sure Cavities Never Happen
Though many think of cavities as a “normal” part of growing up, the truth is that cavities really shouldn’t be happening.
Making Sense of the Latest Research in Brain Tumor Treatments
Recent innovations in research and new discoveries about how brain tumors behave are delivering promise for more — and better — treatments.
Understanding the Wisdom Behind Extracting Wisdom Teeth
Although your wisdom teeth may not be causing you any pain, are they silently risking your health?
Why Prostate Cancer’s Treatment Needs an Upgrade
Side effects from radiation treatment are, for cancer patients, part of beating the cancer itself. When it comes to prostate cancer, radiation can be particularly intrusive.
How We Evaluate and Manage Brain Trauma
Neurodiagnostic testing allows for real-time assessment of neurofunction, integrity and signal transmission, and is critical in the management of post-traumatic seizure activity.
Why Obesity Is a Kidney Health Concern
Many of the risk factors for kidney disease can be prevented by educating people on another health crisis in America: obesity.
Managing Pain After Spinal Cord or Brain Injury
A spinal cord or brain injury can be physically and emotionally challenging. To manage the pain, one must mobilize both body and mind.
Recognizing Obstructive Sleep Apnea and How to Treat It
Three or four cups of coffee may be able to get you through the day, but sleep is still essential. Disrupted sleep can be harmful to your health, well-being and other aspects of your daily life.
Education for Oral Health Providers Will Improve Outcomes for Patients
Oral health issues sometimes present themselves in the examination room, but there’s a renewed push to educate both patients and physicians on how to improve management.
The Symptom of Bladder Cancer Too Many Overlook
Each year 16,000 Americans die of bladder cancer and 79,000 new cases are diagnosed. Despite the number of people affected, there’s little knowledge of the disease.
How Managing Diabetes Can Protect Your Kidneys
From soda to soup, sugar is covertly hidden in almost everything we eat. Managing your blood sugar and your kidney health is critical to preventing life-threatening illness.
8 Things I’d Tell Someone Just Diagnosed with Blood Cancer
A survivor shares the most important things he says he’d tell anyone — including himself— if they’ve just recently diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Curing Cataracts: Restoring Eyesight and Improving Lives
Millions of people worldwide may be blind, but one group is realizing a vision of hope and restoring sight with one surgery, one patient at a time.
Are You Ready to Speak with Your Doctor About Endometriosis?
For women believing they may have the painful reproductive disorder, preparing for office visits and full disclosure of symptoms are keys to successful treatment.
Talking to Your Health Provider About Sexual Wellness
It’s not just about S-E-X. Sexual health involves both mind and body and is a critical part of our overall health and happiness.
What You Can Do About Mental Health and Sleep
Sleep has a bidirectional relationship with both anxiety and depression. Each one can affect the other, so which do you treat: the anxiety or your poor sleep?
How Nephrology Nurses Partner with Patients for Better Care
There’s good news for those with kidney disease. Today, nephrology nurses and other providers encourage and expect them to have a voice in their own care. And they listen.
3 New Therapies Improving Life for Lung Disease Patients
Novel approaches to lung disease may help patients breathe easier, and live longer. These three advancements are worth keeping track of.
7 Secrets to Kidney Health
A nephrologist gives you expert advice on living a kidney-safe lifestyle.
Precision Medicine Offers Hope to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients
Precision medicine — tailoring a therapy to a patient’s genetic profile — is helping revolutionize how researchers approach blood cancer.
How Stress Can Impact Your Sleep
From worrying over deadlines to scrolling through Twitter, stress and distraction is keeping many adults from getting their optimal 7 hours.
New Therapies Underway to Unlock Cancer’s Secrets
Epigenetics, the study of how genes are turned on or off, is making progress to find treatments for blood and other cancers.
How Our Understanding of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Developed Precision Medicine
There's a lot of enthusiasm for precision oncology. Here is an overview of how it works and how those results impact real people.
7 Steps to Control the Urge
Is your bladder controlling your life? Does the urge to urinate come on too hard, too suddenly?
Recognizing the Signs of Stress and Anxiety
When daily stress turns chronic, knowing how to recognize the signs of stress and anxiety can be critical for your mental and medical health.
How You Can Prevent the Silent Threat of Kidney Disease
The CEO of the National Kidney Foundation, a transplant patient himself, explains why kidney disease is often hidden and how you can prevent it.
Honoring America’s Heroes with Workplace Respiratory Health
Thousands of 9/11 first-responders have illnesses ranging from sinus problems to cancer. In their honor, employers can examine how lung health factors into their worksite.
The Common Cold Vs. Chronic Lung Disease
Although the common cold is usually a relatively short-lived, it can come with additional risk for those living with underlying lung diseases.
5 Steps to Have a Healthy Relationship with Eating
Despite what some people might tell you, carbs are not the enemy. In fact they can be a really good friend to you and your body. The key? Moderation.
How We Treat Hemophilia Today, and Preserve Hope Moving Forward
Our answer to hemophilia has finally reached the point where those with the blood disorder can live as long as a person without it. But that doesn’t mean we can remain complacent.
4 Common Sleep Disorders and How to Manage Them
From restless legs to restless minds, an estimated 50–70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder that affects their ability to obtain quality sleep.
The Role Genetics Play in Treating Hemophilia
People inherit all sort of traits through their DNA: their hair color, eye color — and in some cases, a mutation that can cause a disease.
Asthma Management for Infants and Toddlers
Asthma in youngsters can be difficult to verify. To ensure it doesn’t go neglected, here’s what to look for and how to act if you are a concerned parent.
Inside the Partnerships Making Progress in the Fight Against Rare Diseases
Academic and industry researchers must work closely with patients and their advocates to maximize the chances for success in advancing new therapeutics.
Understanding and Determining Your Risk for COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a serious, chronic illness. But it is also preventable and treatable.
Two Stories of Miracle Treatments from Umbilical Cord Blood
Saving your cord blood may be the key to remarkable cures for your child or to helping another family in need.
Why You Should Make A Sound Investment in Your Hearing
Hearing problems are a big threat to health and quality of life, but are often ignored. Here’s why it’s time to start listening.
Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Remain Prevalent
Cardiovascular disease does not discriminate, but the care and outcomes are very different depending on who you are and where you live.
Your 4 Most Important Eye Health Questions Answered
The eyes are the windows to your overall health. How can you better care for yours? A doctor of optometry addresses four major concerns.
Specialty Pharmacies Support Patients with Rare Diseases
The statistics are staggering: There are over 7000 rare diseases, and only 5 percent have approved treatments. Still, there’s optimism.
Flipping the Script on America’s Prescription Epidemic
Whether you’re among the growing population to have been directly impacted by opioid addiction, or simply aware of this disturbing trend due to a surge in national headlines, the scope of the problem is clear. But what about the solution?
A Heart Transplant Patient Shares Special Bond with Donor Family
What started as shortness of breath quickly became a slippery, near-tragic slope for one woman. Today, she is fortunate to tell the tale, and pay homage to the family whose decision helped her survive.
New Technologies Allow Cardiologists to Treat Patients in Real Time
Technology-enabled health care means lower costs and shorter hospital stays for heart patients, as doctor’s never miss a beat in quality care.
7 Steps That Can Keep You Ahead of Heart Disease
Perhaps you know that heart disease and stroke are the top two killers in the world. But do you know that 80 percent of heart disease and stroke is preventable?
Is Someone You Know Addicted to Opioids?
With prescription and hard drug abuse trending upward among teenagers, parents have to ask tougher questions.
3 Advances That Could Change Heart Care
New approaches to heart problems may help patients lead healthier, fuller lives.
Why Eye Health Requires Proactive Care
Don’t take your vision for granted. Focusing on eye health now can prevent serious damage to your quality of life in the future.
4 Ways to Manage Recurring Seizures and Avoid Sudden Death
Deaths from epilepsy can be sudden. Whether it's the right medication, or the right amount of sleep, understanding seizure management practices will help reduce the risk.
Realizing the Full Potential of HIV Prevention
We have the tools to prevent this disease, but we need to work together to use them to their full effectiveness.
Urine’s Role in Bladder Cancer Management
New urine based genomic markers can improve outcomes for patients by minimizing unnecessary procedures and lowering health care costs.
Proud Men Still Need Help with Heart Disease
Trying to stay strong and silent while you recover from heart disease could increase the likelihood of further, much worse episodes.
Are You Lactose Intolerant? Take the Hydrogen Breath-Test
If you have an unsettled stomach or bowel issues after eating dairy products, this simple breath test may reveal an intolerance that you can begin to remedy right away.
Out of the Blue: Male Breast Cancer in a Pink World
Thousands of men receive diagnoses of breast cancer each year. It’s time to talk about the importance of early detection for men, too.
Answering to Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center weighs in on the unique challenges of — and answers for — triple-negative breast cancer.
The Value of Genetic Testing Before and During Pregnancy
Ensuring the health of your newborn requires more than prenatal vitamins and routine visits to the doctor. Genetic testing can help you get the whole picture.
Specialists See New Potential in the Field of Transplants
Since the 1950’s organ transplantation has been defined by new methods, improving outcomes and access for patients. Our experts weigh in on today’s biggest innovations.
Prevention is the Best Defense in Controlling Heart Disease
Silent killers like hypertension and high cholesterol are running rampant, but the best defense is still prevention.
Making Surgery Better, Less Painful and Less Invasive
Minimally invasive surgery is on the rise in hopes to combat the pain, cost and recovery time of more traditional surgery.
How Patient Navigators Provide a Path Through Cancer Care
Evidence has even shown an improvement in five-year survival rates of breast cancer patients who were navigated from screening through treatment.
How Pre-Birth Vaccination Can Protect Your Baby
Vaccines save lives. And getting them while you’re pregnant may help fight off serious illness after birth, when your baby is most vulnerable.
After Opioids, Redemption and Recovery in Court
Opioid and heroin addiction took a promising soccer player to the brink. Then a twist of fate and one judge’s decision reset the course of his life.
An Answer to the Projected Spike in Cancer Rates Among Latinos
One hundred and forty-two percent: That’s the staggering growth rate in U.S. Latino cancer cases we’re projected to hit by 2030.
The Pelvic Diagnosis You’ve Never Heard Of
It’s hard to believe that, currently, a condition believed to impact up to half the female population exists without any preventative screening to answer for it.
Meet Microbiome, the Bacteria That's Good for You
Our bodies carry a collection of bacteria called the microbiome that is little-understood by the public but holds many good health possibilities.
10 Steps to Take When Someone Is Having a Seizure
Taking these measures, both during and after a seizure, will ensure their health and best bets for recovery.
Can We Take Organ Transplants to a Post-Waiting-List Era?
Whether it’s for someone we know or a total stranger, organ donors have a big impact. However, every passing second is vital to a patient, and the need for donors only increases.
The Fight to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2020
Alzheimer’s — a disease that causes memory, thinking and behavior problems — affects 1 in 3 Americans either as a patient or as a caregiver. But those numbers could improve.
How the World Discusses Heart Health is About to Change
Preeminent cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the sea change we are seeing in cardiovascular health, away from treatment and towards prevention.
One Woman’s Unusual Fight Against Alzheimer’s
She spent the last 14 years of testing and trials fighting the disease that afflicted both of her parents — and she has no plan of giving up anytime soon.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Taking Steps To A Healthier You
Dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shares his tips to achieving better cardiovascular health.
How to Spot Skin Cancer (Infographic)
Should you be worried about those freckles? Was that mole always there? In preventing skin cancer, a thorough self-examination can minimize the growth of unwelcome surprises.
How New Technology Makes Heart Care Just a Beat Away
The latest health tools are changing monitoring and treatment for heart health, and these new advancements are working to turn the beat around.
4 Tips to Cold and Flu-Proof Your Home
Follow these four tips to help keep your family healthy this cold and flu season.
Why One Diabetes Diagnostic Test Isn't Enough
Diabetes is an illness that involves constant change in glucose levels. As a result, having multiple diagnostic tests is not just a good idea, but a necessity.
What Clinical Trials Are Doing for Alzheimer’s Research
We’ve seen vast improvements in Alzheimer’s research over the last 30 years, and clinical trials are helping turn the tables and showing our ace of hearts.
4 Things to Consider When Fighting Common Bladder Problems
If you’re one of the millions of Americans living with a bladder condition, you might want to reach for a fresh papaya over a ripe grapefruit this summer. Here’s why.
4 Reasons You May Need a Heart Transplant
When other treatments fail, a new heart can provide new life for heart disease patients.
Blood Cancers in the Era of Precision Medicine
Precision medicine has been omnipresent in the news this last year and is starting to meaningfully impact blood cancers.
How Anxiety and Depression Surface, and When
Depression and anxiety aren't problems that affect only one group of people; they affect every group, at every age.
Fighting the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Chemo-induced nausea and vomiting afflicts millions of cancer patients. What are doctors doing to help them?
3 Things You Should Know About STDs and Fertility in 2016
These breakthroughs have the potential to reduce unintended pregnancies and STDs that can lead to long-term negative health complications, including HIV/AIDS and cancer.
Preventing Heart Disease with the Health Experts
A healthy lifestyle and getting checked regularly are some of the ways this panel of doctors and health experts advise preventing heart disease.
For Alzheimer’s, Good Care Remains the Best Medicine
A renewed focus on the sacrifices of family caregivers, and on giving them the support they need to do an impossibly hard job, will translate into better care for the person with dementia.
Epilepsy: Poorly Understood, But More Common Than You Think
Whether it's a concert's lights, a drink or even missing sleep, for the millions suffering from epilepsy, there are a number of triggers that can set off a seizure.
Heart Health Starts with Knowledge of Care Options
Hearing you have a heart condition can be overwhelming, but advances in diagnosis and treatment encourage a positive outlook.
The 4 Steps to Quick Flu Recovery
Think you’re about to battle the flu? Now’s the time to stock up on ammunition.
Top Researchers Talk New Advances in HIV/AIDS Treatment
Our panel of medical professionals discuss important HIV info and the latest efforts in fighting the epidemic.
3 Options for Treating Opioid Addiction
Complete, long-term recovery from opioid addiction is possible — and your health insurance might even pay for treatment. Here’s how.
Cracking Epilepsy’s Genetic Code
Genetic testing may play a pivotal role in the future of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.
The Power of Education in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
In an effort to stem the tide of type 2 diabetes, a growing body of research is focusing on establishing and preventing its risk factors.
The 5 Most Common Flu Myths Debunked
There are almost as many myths about the flu as there are strains of the virus. Instead of spreading germs, let’s separate fact from fiction.
Getting the Facts for Flu Season
Whether you're in a big city or a small town, the season is changing. As the cold descends, your likelihood of catching a cold is even greater.
4 Misconceptions About Arthritis
Do you think you know about arthritis? Test yourself with these myths and learn the facts.
6 Tips for Coping with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
New treatments have changed CML from a deadly diagnosis to a chronic, manageable condition. Here are six strategies to maximize your health and happiness.
5 Easy Steps to Cleaning Your Home After the Flu
Keep the cold and flu bugs from jumping around your house and from person to person with this simple cleaning ritual.
Better Answers, and Understanding, for Those with Epilepsy
Four experts from the front lines of epileptic care hold forth on the biggest hurdles keeping necessary treatment and acceptance of those living with epilepsy today.
Living with Juvenile Arthritis at Age 8
When she was a 3-year-old, Meghan O’Donnell was energetic, having fun jumping around and playing with her parents. The fun stopped when she started screaming in pain.
How Autoimmune Disease Runs in the Family
There’s a strong genetic link when it comes to autoimmune diseases. But to find out if you have one in your family, you have to ask the right questions.
How We Improve Immune Response in Patients with IBD
Helping patients achieve remission depends on our ability to understand immune response changes happening in individual patients.
Fighting Rare Disease: One Family’s Inspirational Journey
The Gray Family stands up to Batten disease, modeling bravery for the many Americans fighting rare disease.
Experts Share a Caregiver’s Top Concerns and Solutions
If you’re in the position of caring for a close friend or loved one, you don’t have time to read everything. These are the key issues, routines and questions that will keep you informed.
Charting Immunotherapy’s Progress in the Blood
While immunotherapy has garnered much of the attention, new therapies, which knock out targets that drive cancerous cell growth, have also made news this past year.
Breaking Down Autoimmune Diseases
Did you know approximately 75 percent of autoimmune patients are women? Considering les than 13 percent of Americans can name an autoimmune disease, it's likely you didn’t.
Making the Cancer Moonshot a Reality
The Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s mission of speeding cures for the hundreds of cancers we treat is much more complex than putting a man on the moon.
Shooting for Chemo-Alternatives, and the Moon, with Cancer Care
Thanks to promising solutions like immunotherapy, our reliance on harmful treatment options like chemotherapy may become a thing of the past.
Understanding the Role of Early Detection in Cancer Prevention
Your bike seat isn’t causing colorectal cancer, but discomfort could be something else entirely. More and more, people are screening for colorectal cancer, and winning the battle.
Collaborative MDS Research Yields World-Class Results
The need for scientists to hasten the pace of research by joining forces is crucial — especially when it comes to a rare disease like myelodysplastic syndrome.
Rethink What You Know About Chronic Pain
Alleviating chronic pain requires a thorough understanding of what's happening under the hood; otherwise, patients will remain rooted in a constant state of immobility.
Knowing When a Clinical Trial Is Right for You
Ensuring a healthier tomorrow is all about focuing on a healthier today. If available treatments offer a low chance of success, or are highly toxic, a clinical trial could be the path to a cure.
Targeted Therapy Turns the Page for Ovarian Cancer Treatment
After years of plateau, research for ovarian cancer treatment is suddenly improving with a focus on preventative tactics.
Why Immunotherapy Is Being Applied to More Cancer Solutions
Research has already produced great success in answering leukemia and melanoma, now these breakthroughs in immunotherapy are providing hope that these results can be expanded even further.
Why 7 Hours of Sleep Should Be Your Minimum
Late nights? Just one more episode? Seven or more hours of sleep per night are necessary for optimal health, yet data suggest that 35 percent of U.S. adults fail to achieve that minimum.
Liquid Biopsies, A New Tool for Personalized Medicine
New diagnostic tools are helping cancer patients avoid costly, painful and risky procedures. These tests provide vital information about a patient’s disease without requiring a tumor tissue biopsy.
Racing for a Cure to Colorectal Cancer
Small breakthroughs and a global group of experts working together are bringing hope to those suffering from the second-leading cancer killer.
Investigating New, Non Habit-Forming Solutions to Chemotherapy’s Effects
Despite growing concern over addiction, cancer patients often require prescription painkillers. As a result, we’re seeing the emergence of alternatives geared to relieve cancer-related maladies.
What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s in 2016
A new government-funded report predicts that the number of people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s will almost triple by 2050. But we can change this.
7 Ways Lung Cancer Is a Role Model for Precision Medicine
From enhancing patient odds with early detection to more cutting-edge methods of targeting or removing malignant tumors, we’ve made great strides in lung cancer treatment.
10 Smart Tips for Clearing the Air Indoors
It may come as a surprise, but most of our exposure to environmental pollutants like mold, particulates and chemicals comes simply from being inside.
Does Your Bedtime Affect Your Risk of Getting Alzheimer’s Disease?
“Get a good night’s rest” was worthy advice when we were kids, but it’s even better advice as we age.
What Radiation Therapy Looks Like After a Decade of Innovation
Today, the delivery of radiation therapy is precise; we can accurately define where to give the radiation and what areas to avoid. It wasn’t always this way.
Suicide Is a Public Health Crisis, But We Know How to Stop It
It’s fantastic that we’re talking about mental health in America. Now we need to get serious about one of the most tragic outcomes imaginable—suicide.
Epilepsy As a Model for Precision Medicine
Epilepsy is no longer recognized as one disease — making the traditional, one-size-fits-all model of treatment targeting seizures, and not their cause, a thing of the past.
12 Things to Ask After a Cancer Diagnosis
As oncologists, we want to be sure you receive the best treatment. Answers to these questions will help guide you in choosing those treatments.
The Innovative Science Changing Lung Cancer Treatment
For nearly 30 years, lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer death for women and men in the U.S. But in the last decade, scientific innovations have revolutionized treatments, providing much needed hope.
5 Reasons Indoor Air Quality Demands Your Attention
From outdoor pollen to indoor toxins, our homes host plenty of breathing threats. These are the most pressing air-quality threats a homeowner should have a handle on.
Why Parents Should Check the Air Quality Forecast
The earlier phases of lung development in small children puts them at a higher risk when exposed to poor air quality. Are you doing enough to keep them healthy?
A Metastatic Cancer Survivor’s Experience with Immunotherapy
In 2012, a seizure took hold of the left side of my body and led experts to diagnose me with a rare form of cancer.
Writing a Script to Answer Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea
While chemotherapy is an important tool, its damaging side effects require treatment as well.
Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with IBD
No one should be subjected to inadequate care just because of where they live, their insurance coverage, or the doctors that are accessible.
Seeing Supplements As a Healthy Aid to Vision Loss
If he were practicing today, Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, might prescribe nutrient supplements for staving off eye disease.
10 Things You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer
A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.9 minutes. Do you know how likely you are to be among them? Have you been tested?
4 Ways to Take Control of Age-Related Vision Loss
Macular degeneration is a commonly occurring form of age-related vision loss. But a diagnosis does not mean an end to quality of life.
Here Are Your Options If You Think You Have Erectile Dysfunction
With erectile dysfunction, you may feel embarrassed or isolated, but many more men are struggling with the same issue than they are letting on.
Do You Know What’s in Your Mattress?
When it comes to bringing a new mattress home, consumers today are rightly looking beyond its price tag for peace of mind.
Breakthrough Therapy for Advanced Bladder Cancer Offers Hope
While bladder cancer doesn't get the same publicity as breast cancer or lung cancer, it's more common than you think.
Putting Fear Aside When It Comes to Prostate and Urological Health
WIth prostate and urological health, every man's tale is different. Yet, a prevailing constant is the stigma causing many men to avoid having uncomfortable, but critical, conversations.
High and Low-Tech Basics for People New to Vision Loss
There are many assistive devices that use the power of technology to enrich the lives of people with vision loss. Here’s an overview, from the lightweight to the heavy-duty.
Empowering Individuals with Low Vision
Most people expect their vision to diminish as they age. But for some, vision loss goes beyond simply a need for reading glasses.
5 Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Vision
Seeing double? Are things a little hazy? Nearly half of Americans worry about losing their eyesight over their ability to walk or hear. Fortunately, it’s easy to incorporate steps into your daily routine to ensure healthy eyes and good vision.
Arianna Huffington Is Tirelessly Leading a Sleep Revolution
The latest numbers tell us sleep deprivation has become a serious problem. But the founder of The Huffington Post isn't taking the news lying down.
How Clinical Trials Aid African-Americans’ Fight with Prostate Cancer
Tom Farrington was 55 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. His diagnosis came just three months after his father had died from the disease.
Proper Prostate Care Demands a Different Kind of Patient
Prioritizing early detection for prostate disease should translate into increased patient responsibility, but are we really prepared for this new level of active responsibility?
What Your Sleep Chronotype Can Do for You
By taking a closer look at your sleep habits, preferred sleep schedule and personality traits, you can better determine when to perform certain tasks.
A Peek Behind the Curtain to the Future of Cancer Care
Patients are becoming more established as informed, active partners with doctors in their own preventative care. And access to what specialists find most promising has never been more powerful.
Women’s Health: 4 Things You May Not Realize You’re Covered For
With legislation like the Affordable Care Act and more clarity around genetics, women have greater access to treatment and preventative care through their health insurance.
3 House Cleaning Tips to Dust Off Your Allergies
Check out these useful tips for eliminating allergens in your home, as well as ways to avoid inviting in more.
Keeping Healthy with Heart Disease, Inside and Out
If you are living with heart disease, you are an important member of the heart care team—it is you who is in control of your heart health and living well.
Making Sense of the Innovation Changing Our View of Vision Care
Between our improved means of detecting vision loss and the omnipresent glow of computers and phones, the fact remains: vision problems are on the rise.
3 Ways to Ensure Your Bed Improves Your Health
Did you know your mattress might be the most important health care product in your home?
3 Ways You Should Be Protecting Your Skin This Summer
If you’ve had an organ transplant, your skin may be at increased risk for UV damage. Here’s what you need to know.
To Manage Chronic Pain, Find the Specialist Who’s Right for You
We often hear love was not enough to sustain the relationship. But, what if pain is not enough?
What Erectile Dysfunction May Say About Your Overall Health
Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection firm enough for sex. It affects as many as 30 million men.
5 Ways You Can Improve Your Vision This Year
Here are tips that you and your family can follow to enjoy a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear vision.
What Treatment for Heroin Addiction Really Looks Like
For most Americans with heroin addiction, the path to recovery doesn’t go through private rehab but through community-based facilities, at a lower cost.
How Cleft Repair Surgery Turned One Six-Year-Old Boy's Frown Upside Down
More than 170,000 children in the developing world are born with cleft palates and lips every year.
6 Steps to Building Your Sleep Sanctuary
After commuting and office chaos, it’s great to come home and relax. But does your bedroom invite in sleep or is it just another stop in your busy day?
How to Avoid the Danger of Anaphylaxis
Many children have allergic reactions to foods, insect stings, medications and latex. A common symptom is an itchy skin rash like hives, but they can progress to anaphylaxis, a serious, life-threatening reaction.
Adapting Our Health Care System for the Rising Population
As spouses, children and siblings take on new roles as caregivers, home-based care professionals provide comfort, expertise and support.
Walking the Thin Line Between Tragedy and Joy
Joni Schrantz and Cole Gelrod recall the harrowing process of their daughter Juniper’s life-saving heart transplant.
3 Ingredients You Want In Your Skin Care Regimen
Even if you are blessed with great genes and don’t exhibit signs of aging, it’s important to maintain your skin health with diet, lifestyle and a proper skin care regimen.
8 Things Caregivers Can Do to Take Care of Themselves
When a loved one receives a diagnosis, treatment and care at home becomes half the battle.
How to Determine Your Skin Type
Understanding your skin type is crucial in achieving healthy, glowing skin, yet many people aren’t sure what their “type” is.
What Are Your Veins Trying to Tell You?
Some varicose veins may lead to pain, discomfort, or more serious diseases.
4 Treatments to Improve Your Rosacea
Though rosacea’s causes are unknown, sufferers won't have to spend anymore time hiding their faces. Fortunately, with new medical research, this widespread disorder can be controlled.
4 Things You Need to Know About Cancer in 2016
Over 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, across all ages. Here’s the latest in research and treatment.
Summer Skin: How to Protect Your Most Valuable Organ
From sandcastle squashing to backyard biking, summer’s sun gives us more opportunity to be outside. Before leaving your AC, be sure to know the building blocks of healthy skin.
7 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart and Brain
You probably know that living a healthy lifestyle has benefits for your heart, but did you also know that what’s good for your heart is also good for your brain?
7 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease That May Surprise You
We all undergo changes in our brains as we age, but it’s important to understand that Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.
9 Things You Need to Know About Opioid Abuse Today
From the seeds of addiction to the useful, preventative measures anyone can take at home, the landscape of America’s opioid crisis holds plenty more than you might expect.
3 Ways Treatment for Parkinson’s Is Improving
Parkinson's disease often starts with a tremor in one hand and the development of muscle stiffness; but when treating the disease, focusing on symptoms isn’t enough.
Caregiving? There’s An App for That
Being a family caregiver can be like having a second, full-time job. But, thankfully technology can help you with your caregiving responsibilities. Here’s how.
Do You Have the Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis?
A delayed psoriatic arthritis diagnosis of as little as six months could lead to significant joint and bone damage, making learning the symptoms and talking to your doctor about treatment incredibly urgent.
Why the Cure to Alzheimer’s Disease Starts with You
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and yet it’s the only leading cause of death without a way to prevent, treat, or even slow its progression.
4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Prevent Arthritis
We often consider arthritis as only affecting a portion of the population, but in reality each of us are at risk, including children.
What Our Response to HIV Can Teach Us About Opioid Abuse
Many studies have shown that syringe exchange programs provide a path to drug treatment, health care and social services.
How to Catch Melanoma Signs Early
We know your plate is already full, so we created a guide to help prevent and detect early signs of this aggressive disease.
Regenerative Orthopedics Offer New Hope to Injured Soldiers
Cutting-edge techniques that harness the body’s natural regenerative power can help soldiers recover from traumatic injuries.
Striking Back Against Cryptogenic Stroke
Thanks to awareness campaigns, Emergency Medical Services protocols, cryptogenic stroke initiatives and other efforts, we are celebrating more stories like Scott Thompson’s.
Debunking 4 of the Biggest Myths Surrounding Allergies
From hypoallergenic pets to gluten allergies—why are there so many mistaken perceptions surrounding allergies?
Life-Saving Treatment for Opioid Addiction Gains Bipartisan Support
Whether it’s heroin or prescription pain meds, opioid addiction is on the rise. Here’s what the government is doing to fight it.
4 Ways to Test for Your Potential Allergies
Allergies often heat up in the summer, when allergens such as grass, mold and ragweed pollen bring symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing.
Lifestyle Shifts to Keep Diabetes Out of Your Day-to-Day
The world is facing an unprecedented and sustained increase in the prevalence of diabetes, most of which cases of Type 2 diabetes.
There is No Minimum Age for Addiction (Infographic)
Parents owe it to their kids to understand America’s opioid epidemic.
8 Ways to Prevent Stroke and Spot Its Warning Signs
This weekend's brunch mimosas may be bottomless, but your blood vessels have their limits. Find out how seemingly harmless habits might be putting you at risk for stroke.
A 10-Step Guide to Overcoming Your Pollen Allergies
Are you coughing, sniffing and wiping your itchy eyes? Have pollen allergies got you down? Make a decision to take control.
A Rehabilitation Health Care Team Gets a Teacher Back on Her Feet
Rehabilitation following a stroke begins in the hospital and aims to restore as much independence as possible by improving physical, mental and emotional functions.
On Treating Both Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
People with both a mental illness and a substance use disorder can experience tremendously negative consequences that impact their health and well-being.
Responding to Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis
The importance of giving epinephrine as the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis cannot be understated. This advice could save a life.
Do You Know Which Probiotics Could Help Your Digestion?
Our bodies house trillions of microscopic organisms that form an ecosystem, called the microbiome. Some organisms can cause disease—others, however can stop disease.
For One Boy, a New Heart Is Just the Beginning
Born with a heart defect, 10-year-old Tayt Andersen received a much awaited heart transplant last June. While successful, he still faces many obstacles.
8 Telltale Signs You May Have Asthma
Managing asthma requires proper recognition of its causes and its symptoms, which may differ in presentation between children and adults.
Seven Hours and More: Everything You Need to Know About Sleep
Quantity improves quality. Sufficient sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle, along with good nutrition and regular exercise.
How One Family Found a Way to Manage Four Type 1 Diabetes Diagnoses
After years of struggling to get a hold of diabetes, the family—of which four out of five kids have been diagnosed—established best practices to live the healthy, active life they wanted.
9 Questions About Celiac Disease, Answered
Whether you’re asking for yourself, a loved one or for a friend, here are the answers to the most common questions that come up after a diagnosis of gluten sensitivity.
The Link Between Hepatitis B, C and Liver Cancer
Known as “silent killers” because they can progress insidiously without symptoms, hepatitis B and C cause more than 17,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Turning 50 and Taking Cancer off Your Mind
Has someone you know just hit the big 5-0? This milestone birthday requires more than just a memorable birthday gift; it also calls for a colorectal cancer screening.
5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Repair Your Acid Reflux
A small amount of reflux is normal. But, what if it happens frequently or comes with other symptoms or impacts quality of life?
Setting the Record Straight on Diabetes Care
A poor balance of nutrition and exercise can set up an individual to develop diabetes. But what else factors in?
Slippery Slope: Preventing the Transition from Pills to Heroin
Unintentional drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
5 Risk Factors for Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system, which normally protects us from viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the body’s joints and organs as if they were dangerous invaders.
7 Ways Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing Major Treatments
The unique, rapidly growing field of regenerative medicine is continuing to evolve how we treat disease by providing healthy, functioning tissues and organs.
A Personalized Approach to Treating Autoimmune Disease
There’s new treatment hope for the millions of patients with autoimmune disease looking for a cure for the inflammatory illness.
One Heart Transplant Gives a Young Girl a New Chance at Life
When Lillianna Cox, 7, of Cleveland, was put on the transplant waiting list in November 2015, doctors miraculously found a perfect match four days later.
4 Daily Habits to Manage Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with any inflammatory bowel diseases, here are some tips to help manage living with these digestive ailments.
Prostate Health: Why Men Must Be More Vocal
Men do talk, but their machismo gets in the way of them fully opening up. We can do better, perhaps by using the playbook that women have developed.
8 Daily Habits for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Foot ulcers are the leading cause of lower-extremity amputation. Yet regular foot exams and simple self-care tips can prevent open sores and wounds from becoming limb-threatening.
Can We Eliminate the Risks of Organ Transplants?
We've had successful organ transplants and we've had the downside: anti-rejection drugs that create serious health problems. Fortunately, that's about to change.
Cushing's Disease: One Woman's Battle for Diagnosis
When Rachel Wilson was sick, no one would listen. Today, her journey has become a resource for others.
Saving Lives Through Living Organ Donation
While the debate about financially incentivizing people to donate is still strong, there is finally a consensus that no one should face economic hardship in trying to save another person’s life.
The Insiders’ Perspective on the Future of Transplantation
As the industry’s top voices reiterate the importance of increasing living organ donation, the question of how becomes a hot topic.
The Life Cycle of a Transplant Organ
From determining demand to organizing the list of candidates and on to living post-transplant, the life cycle of organ donation is nothing short of complex.
5 Functions You Didn't Know Your Kidneys Had
The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health, but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer perform their job.
How We Limit Hearing Loss
Hearing loss occurs for many reasons, but the most preventable cause is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
A Prostate Cancer Screening Checklist
What exactly should you discuss with your doctor? How can you best prevent this disease?
Worried About Your Heart? Check Your Kidneys
Many people don't experience symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, which is why prevention—like opting for the treadmill instead of cigarettes—is the best treatment.
Personal Medical Technology Devices Usher in New World of Cardiac Care
Advances in mobile technology help patients with cardiovascular disease lead better lives while opening the door for more personalized treatment and wellness monitoring.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: It's Not a Heart Attack
Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack, though the two conditions can be related. Andy Graber survived both.
Siblings With Colon Cancer See Genetic Link
Siblings who were both diagnosed with colon cancer are questioning a genetic link and encouraging others at risk to get tested for the disease.
3 Medical Innovations that Could Keep Millions Heart Healthy
One in 3 deaths in the U.S. are a result of cardiovascular disease, but researchers hope innovative ways to treat the problem will save lives.
SRS: A New Solution in Brain Tumor Therapy
Conventional surgical approaches still have their place in brain tumor surgery, but they now coexist with a variety of minimally invasive options.
Keeping Cancer at Arm’s-Length
In a world where everyone from congress to special interest groups has something to say about women’s health issues, it is more important than ever for women to be educated, speak up, and be their own best advocates.
To Eliminate Colon Cancer, Surgeons Determine How Best to Operate
When it comes to correcting colon cancer, colorectal surgeons are an essential part of the team of doctors who treat patients with colorectal cancer.
What a New Breakthrough Means for Prostate Cancer Care
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. But the gel spacer is helping these men return to healthier, more active lives.
Tumors, Treatment and Tech: Where Is Our Therapy Headed?
We asked prominent professionals from the brain health industry for answers to the most pressing questions regarding brain tumors.
Breaching the Blood-Brain-Barrier to Treat Tumors
A number of drugs can be injected into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, and are used to treat cancers that spread to these fluid spaces.
Ending Incontinence: A Guide to Opening Up
Many men and women with urinary incontinence think that it is a normal consequence of aging and that nothing can be done for it. This simply isn’t the case.
When Concussions Strike
With more information and awareness about head trauma coming to light every day, acting fast and appropriately after an injury has never appeared more vital.
Corneal Transplants: A Look at the Procedure
Restoring vision to those with corneal blindness through surgery has been around for over 100 years. Over time, our understanding has expanded by leaps and bounds.
A Vision Care Expert Helps You Protect Your Sight
From healthier foods to essential accessories, there are a multitude of ways to keep your vision looking good.
Hot Flashes: New Solutions for an Age-Old Issue
Are you dreading the loss of vitality that comes with menopause? Bioidentical hormones can enhance health and happiness for women.
Don’t Tolerate an Overactive Bladder, Treat It
Overactive bladder is a very common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. If urinary urgency or frequency interferes with your life, treatment options are available.
High Stakes, Low Chances: How a Clinical Trial Saved a Child's Life
This is the story of a boy who’d run out of options, and the childhood cancer research that saved his life.
Men’s Health: 3 Things Every Woman Should Know
Attention ladies. You play an important part in ensuring that your husband, boyfriend, brother, son or friend are healthy.
A Rounded Understanding of Kidney Stones
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that kidney stones are more than a painful nuisance causing visits to the doctor or trips to the ER.
Why Me? Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials
These days, more men are talking with their doctors and getting tested. And fewer are dying from the disease.
Preventing Pediatric Dental Disease in 4 Steps
A baby’s first tooth is a precious discovery. It is an important milestone in an infant’s development and a source of joy for every new parent.
Why Sleeping Like a Baby Might Have You Up All Night
There are many ways you can work towards healthier, more restorative sleep for your entire family, but these tips are great ways to get started.
Oral Hygiene Rules to Live and Smile By
Many people mistakenly believe that they only need to see a dentist if they are in pain or think something is wrong, but they're missing the bigger picture.
Win and Grin: How to Protect a Healthy Smile
Regular dental visits, plus proper oral care and maintenance can keep teeth and gums healthy throughout a patient’s lifetime.
6 Safety Standards for Infant Sleep Zones
With the myriad of precautions new parents must research and put into practice, the first place to start is in the crib. Safeguarding your infant's sleep space is of the utmost importance.
Good Oral Care May Extend Your Pet’s Life
Often overlooked, pet oral care is as important as a well-balanced diet, exercise and yearly checkups.
Inside the Years Spent Waiting for a Rare Diagnosis
With over 7,000 rare diseases identified today, it’s unsurprising that health care providers struggle to properly diagnose patients who present with a complex set of symptoms.
Extra Baggage: Leaving Jet Lag Behind
The anticipation of traveling to another part of the country or the world can be exciting, until you get to your destination feeling tired, tense and touchy.
Changing the Conversation for Blood Cancer
New personalized cancer treatments are increasing in clinical trials and offering a promising outlook.
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Mattress
Are you one of the 60 million Americans suffering from chronic or occasional sleep problems?
Learning to Stand Tall: Overcoming Leukemia at Age 2
Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on TV's "Nashville," still remembers the devastating moment that changed his role as a parent.
Unraveling Usher Syndrome: Identification, Treatment and A Cure
One of the challenges researchers face is finding people to participate in clinical trials. Researchers of Usher syndrome face these same challenges, plus a few more.
Flu Fighters: How to Protect Your Family This Winter
It’s that time of year: flu season. But how is influenza different from the common cold, and why is it so important that everyone receive an annual vaccine?
Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know
Empowering yourself with information so you can take an active role in your breast health is more important today than ever.
Early Diagnosis Is Critical for Children with Usher Syndrome
Usher syndrome may not be a parent's first thought when a child faces developmental issues, but there are signs to watch for.
Suffering in Silence: 100 Million Americans Suffer from Chronic Pain
Unless you live with chronic pain, it is difficult to understand what life is like controlled by the fear of never knowing how you will feel the day, the next hour—or even the next minute.
Immunotherapy: The Pros of Antibodies
The cancer process compromises a patient’s immune system. But in combating several mechanisms by which this occurs, researches may halt the cancer process itself.
8 Health Hacks: Can More Sleep Help Fight the Flu?
Cold and flu season typically peaks in the United States between December and February. With a little luck—and plenty of sleep—you can dramatically increase your odds of staying healthy this winter.
Vaccination: More Choices, More Motivation
Despite the skepticism surrounding vaccinations, today there are more vaccine choices and more facts than ever to support getting vaccinated.
Spread the Word, Not the Flu: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself
It’s that time of year again—flu season. How is the flu different from the common cold, why is it so important to receive an annual flu vaccine, and what else can you do to prevent getting sick?
One Family’s Close Encounter with Influenza
Caroline Miller was a very active and healthy 5-year-old. She swam several times a week and took gymnastics lessons.
Surviving Cervical Cancer: Supporting Others Helps the Healing
For one cervical cancer survivor, providing and leaning on the support of others are indispensable ingredients needed to heal the psychological wounds.
The ABC’s of Viral Hepatitis (Infographic)
The more you know about hepatitis, the more you can do to reduce your risk of long-term illness and associated health issues. Are you #HepAware?
How One Groundbreaking Transplant Gave New Hope to a Child Amputee
In his first few years of life, Zion Harvey lost his feet, his hands and a kidney.
Finding a Personal Solution for Metastatic Brain Tumors
As cancer research advances, and more effective diagnostics and treatments are developed, we are seeing more patients live longer, which has a number of implications.
415 Million: How We Halt the Diabetes Epidemic
Research from the IDF Diabetes Atlas estimates that today every six seconds, one person dies from diabetes.
How a Lung Transplant Brought Me Back from the Brink
More than ten years after a double lung transplant (some 30-plus years in the making) Isabel Stenzel Byrnes opens up about her tale of survival, both before and after the operation.
Genetic Testing: Knowing When to Say “When”
There’s a lot of talk about breast cancer screening, but what about genetic testing? Here’s what you need to know.
Breast Health: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
What do mobile apps, coffee and breast health care have in common? The evolution of customization based on the uniqueness of the individual.
STI: Understanding Risk and Tests By Population
An enduring myth about sexually transmitted infections (STI) is there will always be obvious signs and symptoms. The reality is something more complicated.
Improving the Accuracy of Early Detection
Through development of a revolutionary technology, which identifies early warning signals of breast cancer, called “biomarkers,” the presence or absence of cancer is detected.
Clinical Laboratories and the Future of Antimicrobials
Using the latest diagnostic tests, clinical laboratory professionals enable doctors to determine whether antibiotics are needed, and choose the right ones for optimal patient outcomes.
Precision Medicine: Tracking Cancer's Future
The biology of cancer is different from person to person, tumor to tumor, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Instead, we are working toward precision medicine in cancer.
The Changing Landscape of Liver Transplantation
With the development of new cures, hepatitis C virus (HCV) may move down on the list of diseases that can necessitate liver transplantation.
Redefining What Cancer Care Means to Patients Today
As new answers continue to rise to the surface for cancer patients, some questions will always be top-of-mind and important to consider during the course of treatment.
Workplace Wellness: Healthy Habits to Fend Off the Flu
Do you wince when someone in the office sneezes or coughs? You’re not alone. No one wants to get sick, especially with the flu.
A Pill Free Approach: Individualized Treatments for Managing Chronic Pain
Doctors used to recommend treating pain with prescription and over the counter medicine, but, as more people develop chronic pain, that’s starting to change.
One Size Fits Some: The Importance of Personalizing Diabetes Care
Diabetes affects people differently. As such, the care we provide for it should treat the individual rather than diabetes itself.
Tissue Transplants: Changing Lives and Improving Mobility
Miren Ivankovic’s active lifestyle was prematurely put on hold by pain—until a bone grafting from donor tissue repaired his injuries.
Spotting Bladder Cancer: 5 Things Women Need to Know
While older women have a higher risk for being diagnosed with bladder cancer, women can be diagnosed with the disease at any age.
Crush-Resistant Opioids: Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be
The CDC is calling today’s opioid overdose problem “the worst drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history.”
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria: A Growing Problem
In the past, physicians have erred on the side of prescribing one or more antibiotics to treat infections, increasing the risk that bacteria will develop resistance.
Innovating Our Answer to Difficult-To-Heal Diabetic Wounds
Diabetic wounds are, on average, slower to heal. But advanced treatments are fixing them faster than ever.
Antibiotic 101: Are We Helping Our Micro Enemies?
We gathered a trio of eminent doctors to take the pulse of the antibiotic resistant bacteria phenomenon. Get an insider’s perspective on how this problem has come about, and what you as a patient can do to slow it down.
The Mission to End Preventable Diseases Across the Globe
Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to improve public health. So why aren’t more kids getting immunized?
Realizing a Responsible Approach to Antibiotics
Overuse of antibiotics, and the subsequent development of antibiotic resistance, is a public health crisis, leading to patient harm in a number of ways
7 Natural Ways to Improve Insomnia and Sleep Habits
A recent poll found that 57 percent of women and 51 percent of men said they experienced a symptom of insomnia at least a few nights per week.
Unprecedented Life-Saving Treatment for Hepatitis C
How one patient’s hepatitis C and liver transplant changed the way doctors treat liver disease.
Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention
Type 2 diabetes used to be considered an “adult disease”, but that’s no longer the case. Each year, there are 5,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes in youth.
A Vision for Vaccines Around the World
While many in the United States continue to debate the importance and safety of vaccines, most people in developing countries recognize the importance and necessity of vaccines.
Immunotherapy Shows Promise in the Fight Against Cancer
Media headlines have been full of buzz about the promise of a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment called immunotherapy. But what is it?
Conquering ED: Know Your Options for Sexual Restoration
Suffering from erectile dysfunction can limit intimacy, affect self-esteem and significantly impact relationships. But the good news is that today, nearly every case of ED is treatable.
HCV Transmission: Are You At Risk for Hep C?
Hepatitis C (HCV) is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. This means that any break in the skin may allow the hepatitis C infected blood to enter the body.
5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Safe This Summer
While Americans value their vision, they don't do enough to protect it. Follow these easy steps to preserve your sight this summer and beyond.
Strength in Numbers: How Statistics Are Driving Personalized Cancer Care
Statistical scientists are working in close collaboration with clinical, biological and computational scientists to make personalized cancer medicine a reality.
How Can I Tell If I Have Gout?
Doctors reveal the four most common symptoms, from swelling to excruciating pain, and what steps to take to help avoid long-term repercussions.
What Are Your Treatment Options for an Enlarged Prostate?
If you’re losing sleep over the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, you are not alone—1 in 4 men show symptoms by age 55, and a total of 37 million men in the U.S. can relate.
Taking Back Control of Your Children’s Health
Thanks to modern medicine, today’s parents have more command over their child’s well-being and health — so why are some still choosing to forego vaccination?
One Size Fits Some: A Personalized Approach to Cancer Care
There have been great developments in cancer care throughout the past few decades, and new discoveries suggest that patients have more reason than ever to be hopeful.
Could You Have Early Signs of Eye Disease?
Macular degeneration and glaucoma are eye diseases that can steal your vision, and you may never know until the damage is done.
Precision Medicine: A Prescription for Better Prescribing
The next ten years will see profound advances in medicine tailored to our individual lives, paving the way for new possibilities for health.
How Severely Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Health?
While noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable, the bad news is that it's also permanent.
Erectile Dysfunction: New Treatments in the Pipeline
Are those happy hour cocktails and late night pizza slices impacting your performance? Don’t fret—a growing number of treatments are providing hope for men across the country.
Optimizing Patient Care: Why Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Hospital-acquired infections can be deadly, but doctors and nurses can't prevent them alone.
The 21st Century Eye: How to Protect Yourself from Digital Eye Strain
Americans spend many of their waking hours staring at a digital device, but there is a price to pay for all that screen time.
Working Together to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, but everyone can help to end this epidemic—especially you.
Getting Checked: What’s Holding You Back?
How one simple trip to the doctor changed—and saved—a sport anchor’s life.
Child Proof 101: Keeping Your Kids Safe and Sound
Keeping your child safe is a top priority. We caught up with Alison Rhodes, better known as Safety Mom, to shed light on how to protect your little one inside the home and out.
Compassion Counts In Breast Cancer Healing Process
For women facing breast reconstruction, a doctor's bedside manner plays a critical role.
Kidney Health: Pass the Test, Not a Stone
Staying hydrated and maintaining a diet rich with vegetables and fruits could potentially lower your risk for kidney stones.
5 Tips to Keep Your Fabulous Feet Healthy Year Round
Today is National Love My Feet Day. Take time to show your feet you appreciate them with a little tender loving care.
5 Red Flag Symptoms That Could Result in Major Health Problems
We know when something isn’t right inside of us. Do you suffer from these five common symptoms?
How Cold, Hard Data Is Humanizing Cancer Care
There's little question that big data has begun to play an increasingly important role in cancer research, or that it is beginning to do so in care as well.
Taking the Pulse of AFib (Infographic)
More than 2.7 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, which heightens risk of future heart disease. But a disciplined approach to certain preventative measures can counter that risk.
How the Manufacturing Industry Is Helping Streamline Care for Stroke Patients
A new study shows lean production processes can help medical teams evaluate and treat stroke patients efficiently, cutting treatment time by 40 percent.
The Hidden Cost of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common chronic intestinal disorder affecting up to 40 million Americans. IBS also costs approximately $30 million a year in healthcare and lost productivity.
F.A.S.T.: Know the Sudden Signs of Stroke
A stroke can be devastating. But with the right care, at the right time, stroke victims can continue to lead healthy, productive lives.
Heart Disease: Can You Spot the Warning Signs?
Tonight, more than 350 Americans aren’t having dinners with their loved ones because their lives were cut short by a stroke yesterday.
Don’t Wait, Vaccinate: Protecting Infants from Deadly Diseases
The 2015 measles outbreak is a stark reminder that these viruses still circulate and children who are not immunized are at risk.
Shot of Reality: Can Immunization Really Save Your Life?
Vaccination can mean the difference between life and death. In the United States alone, approximately 50,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Protecting What Matters Most: A Parent’s Story
As a parent, there is no greater gift than our children, which makes it imperative we do everything we can to protect them.
Is Diabetes Keeping You From Living a Full Life?
Whether you are newly diagnosed or a veteran of diabetes, you know that diabetes can be a complex and confusing disease.
Acting Before Stage 4: Rewriting Our Understanding of Mental Illness
Waiting for drastic shifts in behavior or until someone is in crisis isn’t how we approach other chronic illnesses—why should mental illness be any different?
Korean Beauty Hacks: 5 Tips for Achieving Radiantly Healthy Skin
Alicia Yoon, founder of the popular Asian beauty retailer, Peach and Lily, shares her favorite tips.
Are You At Risk for Chronic Wounds?
Are you taking the spring in your step for granted? For a growing population of Americans suffering form difficult-to-heal wounds, seemingly minor injuries require intense medical intervention.
Does Your Skin Care Routine Protect You Against Photoaging?
The sun's ultraviolet radiation is responsible for 80 percent of facial aging effects. If you’re looking to avoid wrinkling, dryness, sagging and spotty pigmentation, here’s how.
In Middle-Aged Adults, Suicide Prevention Demands Its Own Strategy
Families and friends are losing loved ones to suicide at an increasing rate. If this trend is to change, we must make clear that suicide is preventable—not inevitable.
Skin Deep: Lucy Liu Shares Her Personal Anti-Aging Routine
Renowned for her youthful appearance, the 46-year-old star of "Elementary" opens up about her skin care regimen and sun safety tips.
The Holistic Approach: 3 Preventative Skin Care Tips
Is your idea of beautiful skin actually harming your overall health? Maybe it’s time to consider a more holistic regimen.
Shining Light on Skin Cancer: Prevention Tips for 2015
Most skin diseases can be prevented, treated, or even cured. Yet as we age, many of us neglect to pay sufficient attention to our skin.
Immunotherapy Is Nothing to Sneeze About
When symptoms are parlous and medications fall flat, allergen immunotherapy can provide long-term relief.
4 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home
Is your home ridden with allergy triggers? Take control of your seasonal wellness with this step-by-step guide to making your home allergy friendly.
Don't Ask Siri: Using Telemedicine to Control Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
Imagine being able to converse with your allergist, immunologist, or asthma educator anytime, anywhere.
The Allergy Survival Playbook: 12 Tips to Breathe Easier This Spring
Fighting off allergies during the warmer months can seem challenging, but by taking proactive measures it can be a breeze.
How Skin Savvy Are You?
Mediaplanet sat down with Karen Behnke, founder and CEO of Juice Beauty, to talk about the latest advancements in skin care.
Buprenorphine Treatment Provides Hope for Opioid Addicts
Addiction can be thought of as the manifestation of craving-causing brain adaptations. These cravings influence behavior and lead to the negative consequences of addiction, which destroy quality of life.
Road to Recovery: 4 Steps for a Successful Aftercare Plan
Congratulations—you’ve successfully completed treatment. Now what? What comes after rehab? How you answer these questions will have a profound impact on your recovery.
Prevention Is Key in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer
Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control is key to building a healthier future for women and girls everywhere.
Medication Adherence Is a Two-Way Street
Poor adherence to treatment recommendations undermines the care of many chronic medical disorders.
Have You Become Your Teenager’s Drug Dealer?
Are your kids partying too hard? The family medicine cabinet offers direct access to the most commonly abused drugs by today’s teenagers.
How Treatment Training Can Save the Lives of Opioid Addicts
Training health providers in the complex management of pain and addiction can decrease unnecessary deaths.
Healthy Bone Basics: How to Build Them For Life
Your skeleton is more than just a hanger for clothes. Bones hold up your body and work in tandem with your muscles to keep it moving.
Born to Beat: An Infant’s Struggle to Survive
Born with life-threatening congenital heart defects, 17-month-old Max defies the odds.
Can’t Sleep? There’s An App For That
In 2015, men and women are fighting insomnia by using new web-based treatments.
When the Prescription Is the Problem: Stopping the Overdose Epidemic
Over the past 10 years, more than 145,000 Americans have died from prescription opioid overdose. If we observed one minute of silence for each death, that moment would last over three months.
First Steps for Families of Children with Hearing Loss
Each day, in the United States, 33 babies are born with hearing loss, making it the leading sensory disorder.
Sounding Off: 3 Ways to Fight Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Smartphone in hand, you turn the music blaring from your headphones down to half volume. Through this simple action, you have taken an important step to preventing noise-induced hearing loss.
Is Your Mattress Negatively Impacting Your Health?
Sufficient sleep should be a priority for everyone and is better achieved through a comfortable and supportive mattress.
Your Mouth Matters: Are You Covered?
Even one checkup a year can make a big difference in your oral and overall health, while setting a great example for friends and family.
The Fight for Sight: Prevention and Treatment
From bionic retinas to gene therapy, the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Ben Shaberman shares the latest innovations in eye health.
Repaying Your Sleep Debt Could Save Your Life
Sleep is as important to your overall health as good nutrition and regular exercise. Are you putting an emphasis on sleep as a daily priority?
Healthy Eyes, Happy Lives: 4 Tips to Protect Your Vision
When was the last time you gave your eyes a break? From morning to night, vision plays an important role in daily life, regardless of age.
Multiple Myeloma Masquerades as Pain and Fatigue
The blood cancer multiple myeloma can be easily missed, but new therapies mean it's becoming easier to treat.
Dental Care: The Key to Aging Healthy and Independent
As we age it is important to continue to exercise in order to maintain healthy daily living.
Staying Active With Arthritis
Did you know that 1 in every 4 people may develop painful hip arthritis in their lifetime?
How Implant Technology Changed My Life
Severely hearing impaired since birth, Sarah Churman had long managed to cope in a world where sound was a foreign concept.
A Three-Pronged Approach to Defeating Lung Cancer
Executive director of the National Lung Cancer Partnership, Regina Vidaver, explains how research, awareness and advocacy play a crucial role in bringing an end to lung cancer once and for all.
Put Sleep Apnea to Bed for Good
Hybrid oral appliances represent the latest advancement in treating patients who cannot tolerate a CPAP machine or have mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Recovery Happens: How to Navigate Your Treatment Options
There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to addiction. Addiction has many consequences not only for individuals involved, but also for their loved ones and for society as a whole.
Identifying Addiction and Starting the Road to Recovery
Effectively overcoming dependence on a substance necessarily requires getting to the root of the addiction.
Healthy Habits Lead To Happy Smiles
Implementing good oral health habits to ensure children have the building blocks they need for a healthy future.
9 Healthy Teeth Tips From The Tooth Fairy
Follow these simple tips to enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile every day of the year!
Can A New Smile Grant a Teen a New Outlook, Confidence?
Restoring a teen's smile can have long-lasting effects on their outlook on life.
Protect Your Pearly Whites News In Brief
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the 7 million sports and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by those between five and 24 years old.
It's Time to Start Smiling
According to recent studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half of American adults believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone.
The Ayurvedic Answer: Oil Pulling
The term "oil pulling" doesn’t conjure up visions of sparkling white teeth and a purified body, but in the ancient tradition, that’s exactly what it’s for.
Dentists Offer Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Many Americans realize that snoring affects their ability to get a quality night’s sleep, but most don’t know it could play a role in other health problems.
Dental Hygienists: The Prevention Specialists
Dental hygienists have long labored under the public’s misperception of the profession; “teeth cleaning” fails to capture the essence of the services performed, not only for the patients’ oral health, but for their overall health.
8 Tooth-Friendly Tips and Activities for the Whole Family
These fun activities can engage your entire family in good oral health practices and help to maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Between Cleanings
Twice yearly dental visits are an important part of your overall healthcare regimen, and how you take care of your teeth and gums will set you on the right course for better check-ups.
Reducing Untreated Dental Disease
Nearly 50 percent of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. Good dental health isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.
3 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthy Mouth
Most seasoned oral health professionals would agree on these simple tips to keep your mouth pristine.
What Happens When Infections Fight Back
Each year, at least 2 million people are sickened by antibiotic-resistant infections or superbugs, and more than 23,000 people die.
IBD Treatment: What’s New and What’s Next
It has been a big year for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatments, offering patients a reason for excitement and hope.
A Steady Beat: How to Strengthen Your Heart through Diet and Exercise
Even small, simple changes in your day-to-day can lead to a stronger, more efficient heart.
Heart of Gold: How One Woman Conquered a Diagnosis
Amanda Daniels, a health-conscious mother-of-two, has unearthed the secret to thriving in the face of heart disease.
The Far-Reaching Benefits of Donating Platelets
Platelets are often referred to as “liquid gold.” The blood component is shiny yellow, always in demand and, for patients who need them, priceless.
IPF: Life-Saving Steps to Take After a Diagnosis
IPF is a disease typically affecting middle-aged and older adults. There’s no cure yet, but there are practical actions to take today that may extend one’s life expectancy.
Taking a Deep Breath With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
“I had to hide my disease because I didn’t want clients to think they had hired someone who was dying.”
Harnessing the Power Within Patients to Innovate
We consulted a panel of experts to break down how cancer works, how our newest tools for fighting back work, as well as where those methods may take us in the future.
Revolutionary Tech Helps Treat Enlarged Prostates
Enlarged prostate is a common problem for men over age 50. Fortunately, new therapies are significantly treating the condition.
Prostate Health: What New Discoveries Mean for African-Americans
To end aggressive prostate cancer, we must first grasp the functions of the genes behind it.
Tracking Experimental Tumor Therapies
New research into the genomic landscape of brain cancer is advancing scientists’ understanding of brain tumors and paving the way for future treatment advances.
Listen to the Music: How a Cochlear Implant Restored One Girl’s Hearing
A deaf girls’ cochlear implant restored her hearing, but that was only the beginning of the movement it launched to help others.
What’s the Latest in Blood Cancer Treatment?
We page Dr. Jennifer R. Brown, the director of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s CLL Center, for an update on the ways practitioners and patients handle a blood cancer diagnosis today.
Knowledge and Power: Gynecologic Health
Experts from the world of gynecology give a run-down on the importance of screenings, and their advice for the best treatment options.
Catching Cancer: The Value of Early Detection
I know it can be hard to find time for yourself during the day-to-day of family and work. But when it comes to cancer prevention, taking just a little me-time can make a large difference.
Undergoing a Kidney Transplant, from Start to Finish
Learning of a need for a kidney transplant can be alarming and stressful. Breaking things down into a logical sequence, one at a time, can help.
On Managing Your Gut and GI Health
Two experts on the digestive tract—and its biggest antagonists—share advice for managing reflux and other pains.
For Diabetics, Not Paying Attention to Wounds Comes at a High Cost
To understand why amputation becomes a necessity, one must understand who the patient is.
Experts Assess the Risk of Stroke and Its Proper Response
How much do you really know about stroke? When it comes to the public’s awareness, there’s vast room for improvement and, when stroke occurs, a narrow margin for error.
Seeing Through Stigma to Better Understand Schizophrenia
The notion of a split personality disorder remains unfortunately prevalent when it comes to mental illnesses in general, and in particular when it comes to schizophrenia.
Experts Break Down Opioid Addiction and Rehabilitation
From trends in rehabilitation and forward-thinking prevention to the bigger scheme of addiction in America, our panel weighs in on America’s current epidemic of pain medication abuse.
Caring for Caregivers, from the Experts
Each day sees an increase in the number of home caregivers, but are they getting the support they need?
Separating Fact from Fiction When It Comes to Spinal Surgery
Each year, over half a million Americans undergo spinal surgery. Without having all the facts, they may not be making the best decision in the long run.
What You Should Know to Prevent Fragility Fractures
Fragility fractures are on the rise as the population ages, but a patient’s initial fragility fracture offers an opportunity for an orthopedic surgeon to intervene and help prevent future fractures.
How Physicians Can Change America’s Prescription Abuse
We are in the midst of one of the most urgent yet complex public health issues of our time. Addressing it requires an ambitious, comprehensive response.
What the Experts Have to Say About Keeping Your Skin Safe
News on the latest SPF tips and skin care research so that you and your family can head into this sunny season strong.
A Multi-Pronged Solution to the Heroin Epidemic
As an emergency room doctor, I’ve seen the impact of opioid addiction firsthand. I also know that the opioid overdose epidemic requires our urgent and continued action.
Experts Outline the Shifting Path of Prostate Care
So long as men prefer their battles silent, prostate cancer will continue to do more damage than it should. Fortunately, as our panel of experts explain, the patient experience is changing for the better.
Word from the Near Horizon of Blood Cancer Treatment
Almost a third of the new cancer treatments currently in development are aimed at solving blood cancer, specifically. Here’s what you need to know about the cutting-edge of such medicine.
Staying Active Can Be the Best Answer to Blood Cancer
Dr. Larry Saltzman talks about how finding meaning in marathon running and medical research have helped him persevere in his battle with blood cancer.
Managing Diabetes to Stay on Your Feet
One of the biggest symptoms of diabetes is one you might not even feel. Decreased blood flow and nerve dysfunction can put extremities (like your feet) in serious danger.
4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Cancer Treatment
After two bouts with cancer, a survivor has pointers for those about to undergo treatment or simply looking to learn more about the process.
Expert Panel Considers the Pressure Points Facing Cardiology
How much has technology shifted our standards of cardiovascular health? What are the most pressing hurdles left to overcome? Experts get to the heart of the matter.
Looking Deeper with the Eye Health Pros
Our panel of vision experts share their thoughts on the importance of eye health awareness and the latest trends in their field.
Debunking 5 Major Liver Health Myths
What are the most common misconceptions about liver disease? A medical expert helps separate fact from fiction.
Sound Sleeping Tips from the Pros
Industry experts share their thoughts on ways toward better sleep and how technology can help.
A New Paradigm for Prostate Cancer Screening
The methods behind detecting and removing prostate cancer are becoming more efficient. Patients are more informed about their diagnosis and what treatment they should receive.
Taking Control of Menopause and Sexual Health With the Experts
Paying attention to your hormones and sexual health has long-ranging benefits, according to these industry pros.
Living With Allergies: What to Think About When Managing Symptoms
Everyone experiences allergies and asthma in different ways and on different schedules. Regardless of your specific symptoms, there’s always a way to keep them in check.
How to Handle Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace
For anyone who struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the workplace, treatment is the best way to avoid suffering in the long term.
Examining How Society Supports Suicide Prevention
Experts and advocates in the field of suicide prevention discuss how we should approach suicide and suicide prevention as a country.
Skin Cancer Experts Weigh-In on Prevention and Treatment
Our panel of skin health professionals offer prevention tips and give us an inside look at the latest developments in treatment.
How Efficient Stroke Treatment Efforts Can Save Lives
Every year, over 130,000 people die of a stroke. Two prominent doctors share ways to reduce risk and weigh in on the work they’re doing to treat strokes faster than ever.
Early Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment Can Make All the Difference
Colton and his family found out firsthand why early detection and treatment of epilepsy can be an invaluable gift.
Keeping Patients Safe Under Anesthesia
Minimizing risk starts with informed patients and safe hospitals.
Counting Sheep with Conor Dwyer
Gold medalist Conor Dwyer talks the importance of sleep and how it effects performance and overall health.
Safe and Effective Non-Drug Treatment Option For Insomnia
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a safe, effective non-drug treatment option for patients suffering with insomnia.
Dr. Phil Explains His Diabetes Diagnosis And Lifestyle Changes
Mediaplanet talked to Dr. Phil about his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, living with the diagnosis as a celebrity and debunking misconceptions about diabetics.
Tackling the Immune System: The Key Challenge in Curing Type 1 Diabetes
Scientists are developing safer and effective solutions for exploring the immune system’s role in Type 1 diabetes.
Prevention Is the Most Effective Treatment for Diabetic Foot Conditions
More than 30 million Americans have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In 2015, there were 108,000 lower limb amputations attributable to diabetes, but largely preventable.
HIV Treatment Works, But Only If You Let It
Though access to testing and treatment has improved, far too many people living with HIV are still not getting the care and treatment they need. Here’s how to change that.
4 Ways To Make Driving Safer For Your Teen
With the right technology and awareness, you can help your teen become a better, safer driver.
For Safe Teen Drivers, Parents Must Lead by Example
Teens look to their parents for safe driving examples. Driving without distraction can teach teens to drive safely.
Watching Your Gut Could Save Your Life
Instead of ignoring signs something isn’t right, pay attention to what your gut is telling you.
Surgery-Free Solutions for People with Digestive Pain
Painful digestive diseases can be treated without surgery and in minimally invasive ways thanks to new kinds of procedures.
Surgery as a Treatment Option: Overcoming the Fear
Sufferers of inflammatory bowel diseases are often afraid of surgery, but its results are life-changing.
Committing to Suicide Prevention
Suicide prevention takes commitment to reaching out and helping. Being ready to help someone in need takes a little effort, but it can save a life.
Finding Hope for People Suffering From Mental Illness and Addiction
I often found that my psychiatric practice’s patients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or another mental illness also were living with untreated drug or alcohol problems.
How Patients Suffering From Mental Health Can Find the Help They Need
We caught up with Mark Peterson, Chief Commercial Officer at Genoa, and Mike Derkacz, President and CEO of Braeburn, to discuss how patients suffering from mental health can receive the crucial treatment they need.
Preventing Suicides and Saving Lives in India
Certain strategies partnered with the government must be implemented to help prevent suicide attempts in India.
Being a Hero for Suicide Prevention
Spreading suicide prevention methods begins with educating young people in school and teaching them to reach out to friends.
Recognizing Warning Signs and Finding Students Who Need Mental Health Support
By introducing programs that educate about warning signs of suicide attempts, schools could drastically reduce the number of youth suicide attempts.
Getting Professional Help: Addiction Is Treatable but You Can't Do It Alone
Over 20 million people suffer from addiction but only 10 percent are receiving treatment.
What You Should Know This Flu Season if You Are 65 Years and Older
It’s that time of year again — the dreaded flu season. Influenza is a serious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
How a Flu Shot Could Impact Those Around You
As we head into flu season, remember — prevention of disease is better than the cure. The reality is that even healthy people can get the flu, and it can be serious.
Unmasking a Silent Killer
The influenza virus kills thousands of Americans every year and tops the list of the most likely global catastrophic biological risk the human race faces, yet is often dismissed as “just the flu.”
Do You Know the Top 5 Health and Wellness Risks on College Campuses?
The college years are supposed to be the best ones in a student’s life. For some, however, those years away can prove overwhelming. Thankfully, studying and being prepared for the top challenges students face can make all the difference in a successful college experience.
5 Ways Student Can Support Their On-Campus Stress
It’s no secret that college can be overwhelming and stressful. Here are five ways you can set yourself on a positive path.
Cancer Care Planning: A Critical Element from Diagnosis Onward
At every stage of the cancer continuum — diagnosis, treatment and survivorship — a cancer care plan can be integral to the patient’s physical and emotional well-being.
3 Steps for Moving Forward After a Cancer Diagnosis
Getting a cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Thoughts like “Will I die?” or “How do I tell my family?” can consume your head. But you are not alone.
8 Tips to Help Prevent the Spread of Flu On Your Campus
While flu complications typically strike the young, the old, and people with underlying health issues, if you’re a college student working toward your dream job, the last thing you want is to be knocked off your feet by the virus.
Raising Awareness of Cancer Screenings Will Reduce Its Deadly Toll
While cancer survival rates are going up, there are still too many deaths each year. Regular screenings could help prevent unneeded death from cancer.
Blood Disorder Research Is Making Advancements Daily
For those suffering from blood disease, there are teams of people working daily to deliver groundbreaking new research.
New Tech and A Charitable Doctor Gave One Vet a Reason to Smile
After Sgt. Lee McNeill got a facial injury while serving overseas, he had a hard time finding an oral surgeon who could help him — until he met Dr. Kevin Neshat.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams Outlines His Plan to Halt the Opioid Epidemic
In the short time he’s held office, the nation’s doctor has proven himself a fierce opponent of the nation’s opioid crisis. He addresses the work being done to eradicate stigma and save lives.
How We Can Get More Americans in the Dentist's Chair
Beth Truett of Oral Health America wants you to make your mouth a priority. But she knows that’s not always an easy ask.
Diagnosing and Treating America’s Problem With Pain Management
People with chronic pain need to be able to work with their health care providers to access complementary pain treatments that optimize quality of life.
How Access to Dental Care Could Mean Life or Death
High costs prevent many Americans from getting adequate dental care. And in some cases this could be life-threatening.
5 Ways to Find the Best Treatment for Opioid Addiction
To ensure you or your loved one receives effective, long-term care for substance use disorder, make sure to ask these questions of any treatment program you’re considering.
New Technology Can Make Dental Implant Surgery a Better Experience for the Patient
Improved dental implant technology is making it easier for dentists and patients who want to replace missing teeth. Nowadays surgeries are minimally invasive and produce accurate results with faster patient recovery times.
New Technologies Aid Dentists in Precision Surgery & Patient Recovery for Dental Implants
Dental implants are already more comfortable and longer lasting than dentures and bridges as a solution for missing teeth and due to a variety of recent technological advancements many more people are experiencing the benefits.
4 Ways Patients Can Push for Safer Pain Management
Drug overdose is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, and opioids remain at the heart of this epidemic. Become a smarter patient with these tips.
What You Might Not Know About Skin Cancer and Radiation Therapy
The vast majority of all skin cancers — around 98 percent — fall into the non-melanoma category, most commonly basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.
Hepatitis Prevention Could Save Your Life
Learning about hepatitis A, B and C can help keep you and your children from infection.
4 Steps for Finding a Health Care Provider You Trust With Your Sex Life
A doctors discusses the importance of a trusting, compassionate bond between doctor and patient. Learn what questions you can ask to find the service you deserve.
Your 4-Step Action Plan After Testing Positive for an STD
So you tested positive for an STD. Now what? Here are 4 key steps you can take towards a safer sex life.
3 Steps You Should Take After Testing Positive for an STI
First things first: almost everyone has an STI at some point. Here’s a handy guide to a safe and happy sex life after testing positive.
Together, We Are Stronger Than AIDS
Read a son’s heartfelt thank you to his mother about their ongoing AIDS journey.
5 Ways You Didn't Know You Could Get an STI
A crash course in which sexual behaviors put you at risk and what you can to do protect yourself and your partner.
The Latest in Lasers: How LaseMD is Revitalizing Skincare
Rejuvenation skin treatments used to be expensive, uncomfortable and required significant time to heal. But a new more affordable treatment delivers fast results without discomfort or downtime.
Here’s What We Can Learn By Studying Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Discover the ways in which researching Alzheimer’s caregivers can have an impact on treatment and prevention.
How Home Care Offers Vital Care to Alzheimer’s Clients and Support to Families
You want your loved one to be in a familiar environment, but caregiving takes a massive toll on physical and mental health. Is it time you considered the home care alternative?
7 Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Fighting Type 2 diabetes takes dedication and altering diet and exercise habits.
How a Simple Screening Can Stop Cancer in its Tracks
Americans aren’t taking advantage of lung screenings even though early detection is crucial in saving lives.
As Millions of Diabetes Cases Emerge, Prevention is Crucial
Andrew P. Mandell, Executive Director at Defeat Diabetes Foundation, and Daniel Henryk Rasolt
Genetic Testing Can Bring Peace of Mind to Potential Parents
Dr. Susan Klugman of ACMG explains the difference between testing and screening, and how they can help parents plan as they embark on pregnancy.
4 Ways to Have a Conversation About Mental Illness
It is imperative to understand that conversations about mental illness don’t have to be perfect for them to help.
Using Humor to Deal With Postpartum Depression Can Help Others Feel Less Alone
Being a new mom is a wonderful experience for comedian Angelina Spicer, but many people don’t understand how it affects maternal mental health
What You Need to Know About Neurological Brain Disorders
It is time for us to change the way we think about mental illness and brain disorders.
Living With Invisible Wounds
Trauma causes invisible wounds you live with forever. Learn how you can join the fight against veteran suicide today and understand the power of trauma.
After a Stage IV Diagnosis, What Now?
It goes without saying that a diagnosis of metastatic cancer is difficult to hear, but social and emotional support can go a long way in improving your quality of life.
I Tested Positive for the BRCA Gene and it Saved My Life
Learn how genetic testing can be a powerful weapon in any woman’s arsenal against breast cancer.
An Expert Details the Gold Standard for Treating Endometriosis
In 2009, Tamer Seckin co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America with “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi. Now, he outlines a promising treatment for those suffering from the painful disease.
It’s Time to Make Birth Control a Reality for All Americans
The right birth control method is out there for everyone, regardless of sexual or gender identity, but first barriers to care must be torn down.
NASCAR Star Elliott Sadler Charts His Family’s Crash Course in Food Allergy Awareness
What could have been a fun food first for his toddler turned into a nightmare scenario, so now the professional racecar driver has taken on an unexpected role as an advocate for those with severe food allergies.
How Precision Medicine Is Changing the Game for Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Gene-targeted treatments are providing new hope for cancer sufferers. Chris Seelye, a veteran with prostate cancer, is one such patient who was affected by this life-saving medicine.
Five Steps to Identifying and Preventing Genetic Ovarian Cancer
As an estimated 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes, learning about genetic risk is essential.
New Research Details Key Advances in Cancer Diagnoses and Treatments
The annual American Association for Cancer Research report outlines the progress being made in areas of cancer treatments such as immunotherapy.
The Future of Cancer Care Is Personal
In the era of personalized cancer care, we are learning that a single cancer cell can determine the best treatment. We are also learning that we can use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer and how to best customize medicines to meet each individual patient’s needs.
Personalized Medicine Enables Less Toxic, Effective Cancer Treatments
Due to new scientific breakthroughs, more precise cancer treatments are emerging that target exact genetic mutations in patients.
4 Critical Facts About Newborn Screening in the United States
As the medical community celebrates 50 years of screening, an expert explains how genetic testing in the first hours after birth enables precision medicine.
Prenatal Genetic Tests Now Offer Innovative, Noninvasive Options
Prenatal genetic screening and testing has changed dramatically in recent decades. New screening options can help expectant parents understand the possibility of certain conditions with less risk to the fetus.
5 Things You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Prevention
It is estimated that more than 51,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancers in 2018. While men are twice as likely as women to be diagnosed with oral cancers, here’s what everyone should know.
The Impact of Family Caregiving on Rare Diseases
A study on rare disease caregiving in the United States describes the experiences and challenges of this targeted group of caregivers in a holistic way.
Experts on Rare Disorders Talk Advancements in the Research Process
This panel of experts talk about the advancements being made in the rare diseases community, as well as the biggest obstacles in the research process.
The Case for Integrated, Proactive Hospice and Palliative Care Programs
While intimidating and surrounded by misconceptions, palliative care and clinically-based hospice plans are incredibly important for patients and healthcare organizations.
How Telemedicine is Changing the Way Patients and Providers Communicate
Using telemedicine technology that allow providers and patients to communicate quicker and easier, patients, caregivers and providers all report improved quality and efficiency of care.
Understanding When It’s Time to Transition from Home Care to Hospice
Transitioning from home care to hospice can be intimidating, but being fully informed and knowing your resources, can help demystify the process.
Harnessing Patient Biology and AI to Accelerate Treatments for Rare Diseases
After decades of research and investment, revolutionary treatments for rare diseases are increasing every year, with more promising therapies of the horizon.
Finding Hope After Searching for Years for a Diagnosis
For years, the Snow family has been unable to discover what disease was ailing their son, Harrison. Finally, they have hope thanks to advances in genetic sequencing.
The Importance of Exploring Telehealth Options for Patients Receiving Palliative Care
Those within the hospice and palliative care space discuss the opportunities that exist for patient care with the advent of innovative telehealth technologies.
Cultural Experiences Play a Role in Mental Health Issues
Mental health professionals must take history and experience into consideration when treating black patients.
The Patient-Specific Questions That Pharmacists Should Be Asking
Pharmacists can help decrease health disparities by providing culturally competent care.
Closing the Gap in Care for African-American Cancer Patients
This mother of two is working to help others understand a disease that disproportionately impacts her community.
Tackling the Opioid Epidemic From the Inside Out
Helping those addicted to or impacted by opioids requires respecting and understanding their experiences at a personal level.
A Fresh Approach to the American Opioid Problem
With millions of Americans suffering from opioid addiction, only long-term solutions will make a difference. One organization is preparing to implement them.
Recovering Loved Ones With Proven Treatments for Opioid Addiction
Eliminating opioid issues won’t happen unless we first eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and increase access to proper medication.
Pregnancy and Opioids: Caring for a Mother-to-Be and Her Baby
Opioid disorders tamper with pregnant mothers and their babies in terrible ways. It's past time for us to leverage available resources and lend a helping hand.
Improve Access to New Technology, Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Neurostimulation and other innovative therapies are improving opioid addiction treatment, making things easier for patients and providers alike.
Tailoring Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
With the many risks chemotherapy presents to breast cancer patients, scientists focused recent research efforts on determining whether or not it’s always necessary.
Age-Related Hearing Loss is a Global Health Concern
Hearing loss in adults rises to the forefront for advocacy groups as personal electronics become more affordable and customizable.
Tech Roundup: What’s New in Hearing Aid Technology
Recent advances in hearing aid technology are making life simpler for those with hearing loss.
How Sleep Apnea May Be Affecting Your Cardiovascular Health
Snoring isn’t just an inconvenience; it can also be an indicator of cardiovascular disease.
The Damage That Screen Time Causes on Your Eyes
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