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March 25, 2020

Turning things around: An 18-year-old’s inspiring advice for managing type 2 diabetes

Chris Davenport is only 18, but he understands how hard it can be to improve your health when you're also trying to deal...

February 12, 2020

Endometriosis: What you need to know

The uterus, or womb, is where a baby grows in a woman's body when she is pregnant. It's lined with tissue...

February 12, 2020

Life after cancer: Tips for finding your new normal

At the end of treatment, many cancer survivors have mixed emotions: grateful for treatment but happy to be done; excited to move on,...

Living with Cancer
Suzanne Chutchian, right, and her daughter Rachel Chutchian-O'Sullivan have both suffered from endometriosis.
February 11, 2020

Inheriting endometriosis

A mother's perspective "How do you measure pain when no one talks about it?" "If you have pain and other symptoms...

Lisa Halvorson, M.D., wants to improve treatment and ultimately find a cure for women with endometriosis.
February 10, 2020

Improving endometriosis diagnosis through research and awareness

"We urgently need more research to better understand the basic biology behind the development of endometriosis." - Lisa Halvorson, M.D. Along...

February 06, 2020

A visual guide to 6 conditions that cause skin discoloration

Vitiligo is not the only disease that causes skin to change color. Here are a few conditions and what they look like, including...

February 05, 2020

Vitiligo: What you need to know

Vitiligo is a skin condition affecting roughly one in 100 people in the U.S. It causes areas of skin to lose pigmentation (color),...

February 04, 2020

Treating vitiligo: Studies look for long-term options

"Many people believe that vitiligo is a rare disease," says National Institutes of Health-supported researcher John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D....

Tonja Johnson was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 43 and has lost about 80% of her color.
February 03, 2020

Finding self-confidence with vitiligo

Tonja Johnson was 41 years old when she noticed a small, white spot on her leg. It wasn't long before she started seeing...

January 30, 2020

What happens when your thyroid doesn’t work correctly?

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, which brings attention to the small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck.   The thyroid does a lot...

January 29, 2020

New on MedlinePlus: HIV PrEP and PEP

Information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is now available on MedlinePlus in both English and Spanish. PrEP and PEP are...

Acid reflux treatment helped teacher Laurie Hayes improve her vocal issues.
January 27, 2020

Finding her voice: A teacher’s heartburn experience

For nearly 20 years, Laurie Hayes struggled with losing her voice. The preschool teacher, who once sang in local bands, never imagined that a...

January 24, 2020

Acid reflux, Heartburn, and GERD: What’s the difference?

You feel something rising in your throat. It burns and tastes acidic. Now you feel it behind your breastbone. Is it heartburn? Is...

January 23, 2020

4 important heartburn facts you should know about

Despite what it's called, heartburn—or that burning feeling in your chest—has nothing to do with your heart. Here are four key facts...