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Prevention and Treatment
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Prevention & Treatment
Is Someone You Know Addicted to Opioids?
With prescription and hard drug abuse trending upward among teenagers, parents have to ask tougher questions.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Taking Steps To A Healthier You
Dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shares his tips to achieving better cardiovascular health.
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.
4 Reasons You May Need a Heart Transplant
When other treatments fail, a new heart can provide new life for heart disease patients.
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.
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.
Fighting the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Chemo-induced nausea and vomiting afflicts millions of cancer patients. What are doctors doing to help them?
3 Advances That Could Change Heart Care
New approaches to heart problems may help patients lead healthier, fuller lives.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Basic sun protection doesn’t just save you from that painful and embarrassing sunburn, it’s your best weapon against skin cancer.
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).
7 Steps to Control the Urge
Is your bladder controlling your life? Does the urge to urinate come on too hard, too suddenly?
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.
Unique Transplant Gives Diabetes Patients New Lease on Life
A clinical trial is set to test a new implant site in the body called the omentum, the inside lining of the abdomen, and promote longer-lasting independence for diabetics.
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.
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.
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.
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