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Jessica Lopez
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Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Have Fertility Treatment Options
Ovulation-inducing medications and other treatments have proven overwhelmingly successful in overriding the fertility challenge posed by PCOS.
How a Genetics Test Revealed Stomach Cancer and Saved My Life
Sarah Miranda had no reason to believe in the life-altering possibilities of genetic testing, until results turned up a mutation connected to a rare form of stomach cancer.
Targeting Sepsis: Early Detection and Treatment Are Critical
September is Sepsis Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness of a leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals.
What I Wish People Knew about Supporting Your Transgender Partner through Their Transition
Rose Perez, 23, shares how her life changed when her husband came out as a transgender man, and what she’s done, and continues to do, to support him.
Essays Capture How Lives Are Forever Changed During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Winners of the Drs. Theresa and Charles Yeo Writing Prize pen vulnerable stories about the realities of this historic pandemic and turbulent times to share with future generations.
The Realities of Top Surgery & How Transitioning Changed My Life
Xander Perez, 26, offers an update on his experience and recovery from top surgery and how it has taught him how much he can handle.
Here Are the Foods to Eat and Avoid to Find Relief from Inflammation and Pain
The saying goes "you are what you eat." Here, registered dietitians advise on how food impacts short- and long-term chronic inflammation and how it can help you find relief.
Understanding Why Women Are at a Greater Risk for Celiac Disease
Gastroenterologists explain the prevalence of celiac disease, health risks, warning signs and treatment options.
Daily Living Tips for Caregivers and Families of People with Alzheimer’s
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia is a 24-7 job. Here, neuro specialists break down ways to keep your loved one's health on track, as well as your own.
How to Recognize the Signs of Heatstroke in Older Adults
The long-term side effects of heatstroke for adults 65 and older can be devastating, including impaired mental status and kidney malfunction.
6 Reasons Why Breastmilk Is the Most Powerful Medicine for Babies
Breastmilk is often referred to as a “superfood” or “natural vaccination” for babies. Here’s why.