Year: 2019

Brain and cognitive health
Cancer
Memory
Radiation
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Suffering from “chemo brain”? There’s hope and many things you can do

Some of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients are memory problems, difficulties with multitasking, and reduced attention and concentration. Historically, cancer patients with these symptoms were often diagnosed with depression. Research over the past decade has revealed that many cancer patients experience such symptoms as a consequence of specific damage to the brain […]

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Fatigue
Health
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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Gradually figuring out what’s wrong

In 1983, a health professional in her 30s walked into my office and said, “I’ve been healthy all of my life. A year ago, I came down with some kind of virus — sore throat, aching muscles, swollen lymph glands, fever. My fatigue was so bad I was in bed for nearly a week. Many […]

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Caregiving
End of life
Pain Management
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What is palliative care, and who can benefit from it?

The American population is getting older and sicker. More Americans are facing life-threatening illness when approaching end of life. Palliative care has grown to meet the complex needs of this population. And yet, according to a 2017 article in the journal Palliative Care, many people living with a chronic life-threatening illness either do not receive […]

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Adolescent health
Cancer
Infectious diseases
Men's Health
Sexual Conditions
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Vaccines
Women's Health

HPV and cancer: The underappreciated connection

Did you know that a viral infection can lead to a number of different types of cancer? If that comes as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a new study, many people have no idea that a common viral infection called human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cancer of the […]

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Children's Health
Parenting
Relationships
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How to foster independence in children

As a parent, you often may feel like a superhuman circus act as you help bathe, dress, feed, teach, console, and do a multitude of additional tasks for children who seem to have an endless supply of needs. You may feel exhausted by all of the demands, but it also can be rewarding to feel […]

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Alcohol
Diabetes
Exercise and Fitness
Heart Health
Hypertension and Stroke
Smoking cessation
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Lifestyle changes to lower heart disease risk

Nearly half of all premature deaths may be due to unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as insufficient exercise, poor diet, and smoking. These risk factors increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that lifestyle changes can make a difference. In a study analyzing over 55,000 people, those […]

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Children's Health
Health
Parenting
Relationships
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Which is better for reading to your toddler: Print or ebooks?

As we move more and more into a digital age, we use our devices for communication, news, information, games, and so much more. So, it’s natural to reach for a tablet when it comes time to read our child a story. After all, a book is a book, whether it’s print or electronic, right? Yes […]

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Children's Health
Parenting
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Think your child might have a disability or developmental delay? Take these steps

While we all want our children not to have any problems at all, the reality is that life doesn’t always work that way. Many children suffer from some sort of problem, whether it’s something minor and often temporary, like a speech delay, or something more difficult and permanent, like cerebral palsy or autism. Children with […]

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Anxiety and Depression
Exercise and Fitness
Mental Health
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Can exercise help treat anxiety?

Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One in five Americans over 18, and one in three teenagers 13 to 18, reported having a chronic anxiety disorder during the past year. And when I talk to college students, they’re not at all surprised that a whopping 63% of students […]

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Cancer
Diet and Weight Loss
Health
Healthy Eating
Heart Health
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Is it time to stop skimming over full-fat dairy?

Americans consume about 150 pounds of milk and eat nearly 40 pounds of cheese and 20 pounds of ice cream per person per year, according to data from the Department of Agriculture. Yogurt and butter intakes are lower, but growing. But should the dairy we’re consuming be low-fat or full-fat? That debate has become increasingly […]

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