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Barbara and Jake Swoyer near their home in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
March 04, 2021

Comfort care for kids and their families: A mother’s story

When Jake Swoyer was born in 1995, he seemed like any other healthy baby boy. His family—parents, John and Barbara Swoyer,...

Palliative Care
Palliative care researcher Jean Kutner, M.D., in her lab at the University of Colorado.
March 02, 2021

New research on palliative care and COVID-19

Jean Kutner, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a well-known expert...

Palliative Care
Virtual exercise classes can combat stress and keep you connected.
February 25, 2021

How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness...

Stress
Measuring your exercise progress can help you stay motivated.
February 23, 2021

Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

Sticking to a fitness routine isn't always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can...

Physical Activity
Standing desks and ergonomic chairs can help put your spine in a better position.
February 18, 2021

How to manage low back pain before it gets worse

Low back pain is often hard to avoid. Many jobs require long periods of sitting or other types of activities...

Low Back Pain
 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.
February 16, 2021

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to...

Cholesterol
Once the body fights off a virus, like a cold, it retains some disease-fighting cells.
February 11, 2021

Could a cold teach your body to fight COVID-19?

The common cold is caused by viruses in the same family as those that cause COVID-19. Now, a recent study...

COVID-19
Consider a face mask with a clear window, which can make reading lips easier.
February 09, 2021

6 ways to communicate better while you wear a mask

Social distancing and face masks are necessary for preventing the spread of COVID-19. But they can also make communication more...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Sara Santiago likes to run and lift weights to stay active.
February 04, 2021

Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could...

Physical Activity
If you have skin problems that keep coming back, you may need to speak to a dermatologist.
February 02, 2021

Skin 101: Identifying common conditions

Skin: It's our body's largest organ. It protects us by keeping fluids in and harmful microbes out. Sometimes,...

Skin Conditions
Family caregivers can include people like spouses, children, and neighbors.
January 26, 2021

Comforting and supporting caregivers

Some of the greatest challenges in patient care involve helping people improve their quality of life as they cope with...

Palliative Care