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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.
Can Abnormal Liver Proteins Cause Heart Failure?
Neuropathy, sudden weight loss, carpal tunnel and fainting led to a patient’s 20-year journey to an accurate diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis.
A Life-Saving Discovery Got A 70-Year-Old Boxing Coach ‘Back in the Ring’
Gloria was used to rolling with the punches, but a rare pituitary cyst was a hit unlike anything she’s ever faced before.
How to Protect Your Heart Health During and After Cancer Treatment
Some life-saving cancer treatments can take a toll on how the heart functions. A cardio-oncologist explains who is at risk and how to mitigate complications.
A Cardiologist’s Take on Smartwatch ECG Monitors and Heart Health
If your watch could detect a serious health problem, how often would you turn to it?
The Mind-Gut Connection: How Stress Impacts Digestive Health
A gastroenterologist breaks down mind-gut dialogue, the potential impacts of prolonged stress and trauma, and what you can do about them.
How to Tell the Difference Between Panic and Heart Attacks
If you feel cardiac symptoms during times of high anxiety, you’re not alone. Here’s how to navigate heart health with an anxiety disorder.