Health & Wellness

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:37:54 EST Flu Season Raged Over Thanksgiving

The CDC reports that hospitalizations for confirmed flu cases nearly doubled during Thanksgiving week.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:37:55 EST Loving a Fake Person: Redefining Romance for the Virtual Age

A team of scientists in Japan hope to pioneer a new field exploring how romance with a virtual being could impact mental health and relationships in the real world.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:35:03 EST How Neuromyelitis Optica Progressed for Me

A woman with NMO and a doctor who treats it talk about what it’s like to live with the rare disease.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:51:15 EST Few Americans Understand Alcohol's Impact on Cancer Risk: Survey

Alcohol increases the risk of cancer, but some Americans think it does the opposite, a new study shows.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:51:37 EST 'Something Good' After Tragic Loss: Donating Brain Cancer Tissue

Families of children with brain cancer are often unaware of the option of postmortem tissue donation, and many have expressed resentment that they had not been informed.

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:55:58 EST Your (Afro-Textured) Hair Is Beautiful: The Trauma of Texturism

In our new docu-series “Color by WebMD: WebMD’s Exploration of Race and Mental Health,” we’ll be diving into texturism and its impact on many Black and Latino people. We’ll also look at ways to gain more appreciation for your naturally beautiful coils and curls.

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:32:05 EST AI in Health Care: No, the Robots Are Not Taking Over

AI and machine learning remain technologies that add to human know-how. For example, AI can help track a patient over time better than a health care professional relying on memory alone, can speed up image analysis, and is very good at prediction.

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:12:57 EST FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Currently, FDA policy does not allow blood donation from men who have had sex with other men in the past three months.

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:14:43 EST I Have Type 2 Diabetes – Here’s What I Eat in a Week

“What do you eat?” I hear this question a lot – both from people who have type 2 diabetes and from those who don’t. To answer, I documented ...

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:40:20 EST Advances in Handling Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

An expert in treatment-resistant depression shares successful treatment strategies doctors can try to help with TRD.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:10:24 EST Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression: One Person's Story

Learn how someone with treatment-resistant depression used therapy, community, and self-advocacy to help manage her condition.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:08:02 EST Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

A new study finds Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:57:15 EST AI ‘Simulants’ Could Save Time and Money on New Medications

Second in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:54:42 EST Move Faster, Live Longer? A Little More Effort Goes a Long Way

Boosting the intensity of your workouts even a little may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and add years to your life.

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:54:26 EST Amazon Clinic: What You Need to Know

Amazon is encouraging patients to “skip the waiting room” with the launch of Amazon Clinic, a virtual health care service that aims to offer treatment for nearly 2 dozen common health conditions. Here's what to know.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:38:29 EST Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID

Deaths from heart disease and stroke among adults living in the United States have been on the decline since 2010. But the COVID-19 pandemic reversed that downward trend in 2020, new research shows.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:28:34 EST Can AI Drive More Diversity in Drug Development?

A first in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:46:09 EST Parenting Tips for the Holidays

Get parenting tips to help ease holiday stress with your children.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:19:43 EST U.S. Flu Activity Already at Mid-Season Levels

Outpatient visit and hospitalization rates are the highest in over a decade.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:54:30 EST The TikTok Trend That Triggered a Diabetes Drug Shortage

Ozempic, a weekly injection that helps boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes, also suppresses appetite, which leads to weight loss. Stories of celebrities using the drug off-label to lose a few pounds have led to an explosion of interest.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:49:46 EST As Kids' Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study

Kids who are overweight or obese often struggle with school work, and now new research provides clues on how excess weight may harm the developing brain.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:53:24 EST Keep Those New Year's 'Eat Better' Resolutions

Do you resolve each year to do your body some good? Making small changes in diet and exercise will reap big rewards.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:40:21 EST The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

More than 1 million Americans have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Learn about the symptoms of this serious disease.

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:15:21 EST Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men's Odds for Colon Cancer

A study of American men finds those who ate the highest average daily amounts of healthy plant-based foods had a 22% lower risk of colon cancer compared to those who ate the lowest amounts of these foods.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:22:50 EST How Writing in a Journal Helps Depression

Find out how writing your thoughts in a journal can let you shift your perspective and help you manage the symptoms of depression.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:04:42 EST Holiday Travel: How to Get Where You're Going (and Stay Well)

Planning to travel this season? Here's how to stay happy and healthy en route.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:23:19 EST Cutting Table Salt Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Researchers say their findings are good news because they suggest you don't have to cut out salt entirely to reduce your heart disease risk, just minimize adding extra to your plate.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 14:09:28 EST A Purpose in Life Might Lengthen Your Life

A new study finds a greater sense of purpose was linked to a lower risk of premature death risk among people of all races and ethnicities.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 14:04:49 EST Berry Good for You: Some Foods Can Strengthen Your Brain

New research suggests eating more berries and drinking tea may help slow mental decline as you age.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:50:25 EST Past Discrimination Tied to Worse Recovery After Heart Attack

About one in three adults who survived a heart attack at a relatively young age say they have experienced discrimination, and the findings of a new study also showed that the experience was tied to worse recovery in the months afterward.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:48:44 EST College Students Found Help in Personal Pandemic Stories

The COVID-19 pandemic was hard on everyone, especially during the early months of the lockdown. But college students had particularly high stress levels, with mental health effects that have remained in some people even 2 years later.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:44:52 EST Is It Long COVID, or Dementia, or Both?

Scientists are starting to confirm what doctors, patients, and their families can already see: Older patients who have had COVID-19 have a higher risk of getting dementia.

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:36:23 EST Struggling to Focus? Try Video Games

You may know that video games can help kids with ADHD, but growing research suggests they could aid attention and working memory for just about everyone.

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:35:05 EST Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Here are tips to keep even the youngest members of the family safe during meal preparation.

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:46:45 EST What to Know About Your Health Insurer’s Formulary Drug List

How do drug formularies work? Learn more about your health insurer's list of preferred drugs and how it can save you money.

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 09:28:30 EST A NY Hospital System Has a Big-Time Chef Making Big Changes

From the moment you walk into the massive kitchen at Northern Westchester Hospital, you quickly realize that bland, processed food isn’t on the menu for patients at this hospital that’s part of the largest health care system in New York state.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:44:46 EST Fauci Urges Americans 'One Last Time' to Get COVID Shots

Anthony Fauci, MD, stood at the White House press briefing podium “one last time” as he bid farewell to reporters on Tuesday ahead of stepping down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases next month.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:38:09 EST Why Some Groups Vaccinate Less

Misinformation could lead to widening vaccine disparities in babies and toddlers. Here’s what parents need to know to protect their kids.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:01:34 EST Keep Food Poisoning at Bay This Holiday Season

According to the CDC, about 48 million Americans get sick from food poisoning each year, causing 128,000 to be hospitalized and 3,000 to die.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:55:43 EST Bacterial Infections to Blame for 1 in Every 8 Deaths Worldwide

A new report finds about 7.7 million people died in 2019 from infection with one of 33 common types of bacteria.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:51:25 EST Tips to Navigating Thanksgiving Dinner If You Have Diabetes

Start the day by eating a healthy breakfast such as a frittata with lots of vegetables or Greek yogurt with nuts.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:38:16 EST A Growing List of Musicians Sidelined Due to Long COVID

For many artists, it’s the elephant in the room they don’t want to talk about in an industry that depends on people being around one another.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:01:44 EST Could This Computer Help You Beat Cancer?

Perhaps overshadowed by the widespread emergence of AI and virtual medicine, quantum computing is quietly poised to transform – down to the last atom – how we attack big problems like cancer and drug development.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:27:26 EST Without Guidelines, Docs Make Their Own Long COVID Protocols

Treating the condition requires equal combinations of skill, experience, and intuition, and doctors waiting for guidelines have started cobbling together treatment plans designed to ease the worst symptoms.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:40:40 EST A Day in My Life With Inoperable Lung Cancer

A woman diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer recounts how she maintains the normalcy of her family and work life while also adjusting to the new normal of living with lung cancer.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:36:15 EST Inoperable Lung Cancer: The Emotional Side of Treatment I Wasn’t Prepared For

Find out how one woman has navigated the emotional ups and downs of life brought on by inoperable lung cancer.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:35:26 EST Lung Cancer: Advice That Helps, Advice That Hurts

A non-small-cell lung cancer survivor and advocate shares the words that helped and hurt her the most.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:19:19 EST Lung Cancer: How My Health Care Team Helped Me

One lung cancer patient explains why finding the right health care team is vitally important.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:18:27 EST Treating Inoperable Lung Cancer: A Nurse’s Perspective

Inoperable lung cancer treatment is less likely to cause hair loss that people associate with chemo. Short-term fatigue, nausea, and changes in mood or sexual function are more common but manageable.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:17:24 EST Optimizing Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer

There are more treatments than ever for inoperable lung cancer. Here’s how to make your therapy work toward its fullest.

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