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May 20, 2021

Online COVID-19 resources for you

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COVID-19
I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., studied how many steps could improve health for older women.
May 06, 2021

Physical activity isn't just for athletes—it's for everyone

Finding time and energy to exercise can be hard. But I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., wants to reframe how we think about exercise, especially...

Physical Activity
 Elizabeth Fitch has a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol.
April 22, 2021

Genetic condition teaches teen importance of heart health

Elizabeth Fitch is a lot like other teens. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She's a member of her high school's dance...

Cholesterol
April 20, 2021

6 exercises you can do in your office

Stretches for sitting Neck stretch Tilt your head to one side and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this on each side, three times per side. Shoulder...

Low Back Pain
A palliative care team can include nurses, social workers, and doctors.
April 15, 2021

Who's on your palliative care team?

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Think of it as a support team that helps a person...

Palliative Care
Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to die while on kidney dialysis...

Kidney Transplant
Wozniacki, at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018.
April 08, 2021

Advantage, Wozniacki: Tennis star on taking charge of life with RA

Tennis great Caroline Wozniacki won 30 professional titles and held the No. 1 ranking in the world for over 70 weeks from 2010 to 2011. In 2018, after returning to the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She spoke about new research...

Cholesterol
Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this area funded by the National...

Physical Activity
Palliative care can help with symptom management, social support, and counseling.
March 30, 2021

3 tips for families considering palliative care

Patients and their families who have heard about the value of palliative care often have many questions about it. Jeri Miller, Ph.D., chief of...

Palliative Care
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
March 25, 2021

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S. That's why it's...

Cholesterol
April on a recent hike.
March 23, 2021

Biking, Pilates, and yoga: How one woman stays active

April is always on the go. She loves to hike and ride her bike to and from work, and went skiing for the first time...

Low Back Pain
Jonathan Lurie, M.D., studies ways to improve back pain treatment for veterans.
March 18, 2021

Veterans embrace spinal manipulation for low back pain

Many military veterans suffer from chronic low back pain. This pain can be treated with medication, but high medication use can have a negative impact...

Low Back Pain
Opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, are often prescribed for severe pain and can be highly addictive.
March 16, 2021

NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive have a 29 percent lower chance...

Opioids, Pregnancy