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Reducing the spread of viruses, eating right, and being active can keep you healthy during the winter months.
October 22, 2020

Cold-weather wellness: Tips for staying healthy this season

Staying healthy during colder months is the first step in making sure you can enjoy all the activities the season brings.  When...

Cold-Weather Wellness
Common vaping devices include tanks or mods (left) and e-cigarettes.
October 21, 2020

Vaping: What you need to know

Vapes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid with nicotine, marijuana, or flavorings. Some vapes contain other unknown substances or chemicals. When heated, the...

Vaping
Selene Suarez and her daughters.
October 20, 2020

Personal story: Selene Suarez

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million people in the U.S. One of those people is Selene Suarez. Life with lupus:...

Pain Management
Bone marrow infected with metastatic breast cancer tumor cells.
October 14, 2020

Quick facts on metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer starts in the breast but then spreads to other parts of the body. For example, it could spread to the...

Breast Cancer
A cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple).
October 13, 2020

Cancer medicine may help treat COVID-19 breathing problems

Early data from a small clinical study led by National Cancer Institute researchers found that a cancer medicine may help patients with trouble...

COVID-19
The Lanzara family on vacation. From left: Mary, Darryl, Merita, and Luis.
October 08, 2020

A different path to starting a family

Mary Lanzara was 25 years old when her 20-year journey to motherhood began. The New Jersey native became pregnant six months after stopping birth...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Women with high-risk pregnancies may meet with their doctors more often.
October 06, 2020

High-risk pregnancy: What you need to know

High-risk pregnancy is when a woman or her unborn baby is at greater risk of problems during pregnancy or delivery. What causes it? ...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Cyberbullying includes posting information about others online without their consent.
September 30, 2020

The little-known health effects of bullying

Though bullying can happen at any age, it can be especially difficult for school-age children and teens. It can result in social and...

Bullying
Plus-size women can work with their providers to make a plan for a healthy pregnancy.
September 29, 2020

Healthy pregnancy for plus-size women

Obesity during pregnancy can increase the risk of birth defects and problems with pregnancy or delivery. Longer-term problems can include continuing issues with...

Pregnancy
Talking with your children about the dangers of vaping can help prevent long-lasting health problems.
September 24, 2020

Tips for talking to your teen about vaping

Vaping nicotine or marijuana can cause long-lasting health problems for your child. So, it's important to talk with your young or teenage...

Vaping
 A Mediterranean-style diet, which includes nuts, vegetables, and fish, may help slow brain function decline.
September 16, 2020

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and help preserve brain...

Diets
For older adults, irregular sleep could lead to health problems like heart disease.
September 10, 2020

Bad sleep patterns could up the risk of heart disease in older adults

Getting different amounts of sleep each night or sleeping during the day instead of at night is called irregular sleep or having an irregular...

Healthy Sleep
Women who have been pregnant or breastfed their babies may have a lower risk of early menopause.
September 08, 2020

Breastfeeding and pregnancy could lower risk of early menopause

Breastfeeding can offer many health benefits for women and their babies. Now there's another potential one. A recent study found that women...

Pregnancy
Taylor Twellman's foundation, ThinkTaylor, educates kids about concussions.
September 01, 2020

Taylor Twellman encourages 4 million kids to sign concussion pledge

In 2008, Taylor Twellman was among the best players in U.S. Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution. But at the height...

Traumatic Brain Injury