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Mental health concerns are still at an all-time high as countries across the globe continue to battle the effects of the coronavirus. Psychology experts have offered advice to help keep fee...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Scientists have discovered that one of the good gut bacteria has a benefit that has the potential to reduce the risk for heart disease. The bacteria's activity in the intestines re...

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Apart from the many benefits of doing exercise, new research has now found that exercise can slow down or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of visi...

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“Some people tell me that my cancer story is remarkable. My own thoughts are a bit different. As a lawyer, I see myself as a problem solver. Using simple calm logic, I try to approach a probl...

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We've all heard the terms and each one signifies a health crisis involving the heart. But heart attack, cardiac arrest, and heart failure aren't the same thing. They're three different problems wit...

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On the first nice day of spring in April 2015, Kendall Thompson went for a bike ride with her mother and her dog. The dog was on a leash attached to Kendall’s bike. When the dog stopped abrup...

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In spring 2015, Gwen couldn’t get rid of her lingering sore throat. “I didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel like my normal self,” she recalls. Over the next few mo...

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What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime? In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two g...

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At the age of 61, Rosemary Schriefer struggled with pain in her hip and relied on a cane for even the shortest walks. But since mobility and independence have always been important to her, she deci...

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Feeling unsure about air travel these days? We know it’s an uncertain time but we would like to reassure you that flying remains one of the safest modes of transport amid COVID-19. While you&...

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In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast and in some of the lymph nodes on the left side. I had a successful surgery and treatment with chemotherapy followed by reconstructive ...

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It’s not something you see every day — even at a world-class hospital. Two doctors at Rush University Medical Center worked together last August in an intense, day-long operatio...

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Bob Foster, 63, of Oak Creek, didn’t think the lump on the right side of his neck was unusual because he first noticed it when he was sick with a cold. Eventually the cold went away, but the ...

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Eight years ago, D’Ann Schaefer was a happy, active nursing student and fitness instructor planning her future. Her only complaint was mild back pain that she had been experiencing for about ...

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In May 2013, Harry Foreman and his wife were near the end of their annual winter stay in Florida. Harry, a retired teacher from Glendale, Wisconsin, was getting ready for a yearly checkup with his ...

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Bryan Bannister, of Milwaukee, is the type of person who felt he did not have time to be injured. An active father, salesperson, wrestling coach and athlete, he enjoys spending free time mountain b...

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After leaving her doctor’s office in Taiwan, Esther Wong knew she needed a Second Opinion. At a routine physical in September, Esther’s doctor noticed something...

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When Frank Benkalowycz answered the telephone in September 2008, he received some unexpected and unsettling news from his physician. “The day my doctor called to tell me my routine bl...

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John Cain's sole focus was always work. Even when he began experiencing crippling pain out of nowhere in 2003, he remained focused on his computer software services company, not accepting that thin...

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54-year-old Brenda Kapp, from Pennsylvania, considered herself healthy. She ate well, exercised daily and didn’t smoke, but she began to occasionally have trouble breathing. “Th...

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The sniffling, sneezing misery of allergies can affect nearly every aspect of our lives, from getting our work done to simply going for a walk. So it makes sense that allergies affect our sleep as ...

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With a graded 'unlock' happening in India and many other countries, living with the virus may be the new normal for many of us, as cases continue to rise in a scary manner. The infection rate is ab...

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In April 2017, Charlotte Garrison of South Bend, Indiana, was life-flighted to Cleveland Clinic, where she had emergency tracheostomy surgery to help her breathe. For close to a year before that, t...

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Brenda’s 10-year-old son, Sam, has a lifelong history of urinary incontinence, which began at the age of three. He was initially diagnosed with an overactive bladder, which resulted in trying...

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Lynda Rassbach’s daughter was trying on wedding dresses for a group of friends and relatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lynda wasn’t one of them. “I didn’t get to be...

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Anyone who doubts that food is love hasn't met Lucy Bernas. "I don't use a recipe. I use my heart," Lucy tells us of the meals and treats she makes for family and friends, including the many (many)...

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As a young girl growing up in Buffalo, New York, Devan Brady's bedtime story selection was more a survey of American literature than preschool perennials. She remembers her father reading Moby-Dick...

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Audrey Dean has been a lifelong advocate for social justice. After a notable career in social work, she earned a law degree and became senior counsel for the Alberta Human Rights Commission in 1992...

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Before we talk in-depth about iodine deficiency, we need to know what is iodine and its function in our body. Iodine is a mineral, which is very important for our body. It is importan...

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An unusual silence fills the waiting area of my fellow pediatrician’s office in suburban Maryland. On a typical day, one would expect to see the animated bustle of children. Nowadays, only tw...

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