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How One Woman Overcame Epilepsy Challenges Through Martial Arts
Jessie Lentz recently celebrated two years seizure-free and reflects on how martial arts has helped her overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy.
Where I Am Now: Two Years After COVID-19 Hospitalization
South Jersey resident Tom McLaughlin recounts his battle coming off of a ventilator and how he’s managing long-term heart complications, while still living life to the fullest.
What You Need to Know About At-Home Colorectal Cancer Screenings
There are caveats, but home test options exist for those squeamish about colonoscopy procedures.
Endometriosis vs. Endometrial Cancer: Key Differences You Should Know
A midwife and gynecologic oncologist debunk the misconception that the two similarly named conditions are linked, discussing their causes, symptoms, and more.
Common Headaches: What They Mean & How to ‘Head Off’ the Pain
Ever wonder why you suffer from headaches more than the next person? A neurologist discusses triggers, symptoms, treatment, and techniques to alleviate pain.
Dr. John Zurlo on COVID-19, Reflections and Future Projections
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Zurlo reflects back on the pandemic, offers updates on the current status of the virus and looks ahead to the future with hope.
Expert Tips and Remedies for Healing Dry Hands
If you’ve become hyperaware of hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Read on for ways to find relief for dry hands from winter weather and frequent washing/sanitizing.
Model Train Enthusiast Back on Track After Deep Brain Stimulation for Hand Tremors
Deep brain stimulation brought Charles Schellenger relief from his hand tremors and helped him to regain a sense of independence.
What You Need to Know About Blood Clots
From risk factors to prevention tips, a vascular medicine specialist weighs in with how to avoid the potentially life-threatening condition.
Why a Genetic Counselor Should Be a Part of Your Healthcare Team
Curious about how a genetic counselor could inform and enhance your healthcare? We sat down with cancer genetic counselor Kylie Borden to find out.
How Weight Impacts Your Cancer Risk
Overweight and obesity are associated with 13 different types of cancer. Here’s how fat tissue is linked to cancer growth and approachable ways to achieve healthy weight loss.