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Jessica Lopez
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What Is Metabolism? How It Works and Relates to Weight Loss
While metabolism may be the driver behind how your body uses and burns energy, many experts agree that focusing on metabolism alone can’t guarantee better health.
Don’t Hit Snooze On Your Brain Health: How Sleep and Strokes Are Related
Poor sleep can put you at risk for stroke, and vice versa. Here’s what you need to know about how to keep your brain healthy and identify a sleep disorder.
How to Prevent Lyme Disease and Protect Yourself From Tick Bites
When left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to long-term side effects like chronic weakness and even facial paralysis.
How to Navigate a Healthy Prenatal Diet
A balanced, nutritious diet is important for both your and your baby’s health. Here’s what to focus on eating while pregnant.
Strange Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore
Urologist Dr. Perry Weiner explains symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore and hope they go away. Now is not the time to delay your care.
Moyamoya: A Young Stroke Survivor and Her Mom Tackle a Rare Diagnosis
Brandi Conway battled severe headaches and strange neurological symptoms for years. One day, in the summer of 2021, it all came to a head. At 21 years old, she had a stroke.
Understanding Marfan Syndrome: Jonathan Larson’s Undiagnosed Tragedy
What to know about the disease that led to the death of the iconic playwright.
Podcast: Personal Stories of the Impact of Racism against Asian Americans during COVID-19
In this episode, emergency medicine physician Dr. Xiao Chi Zhang and Sara Campbell share their experiences of racism and how they’ve found support by telling their stories. Plus, psychiatrist Dr. Deanna Nobleza weighs in on the trauma of the pandemic, its ripple effects and the importance of self-care.
When is Watchful Waiting Appropriate for Prostate Cancer Patients?
For some older patients with prostate cancer, active treatment isn’t always the best option for their health. Instead, watchful waiting could be the right choice.
Signs of Aging You Shouldn’t Ignore
Symptoms that prohibit the way you function shouldn’t just be expected as you grow older. Know the healthy and not-so-healthy signs of aging.
Is the TikTok Viral “Healthy Coke”
Really Healthy?
Dietitian Melissa Parisi mythbusts the health trend that has taken the internet by storm.