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Five Nurses Share Their Real COVID-19 Experiences and Feelings on Reintegration
From the loss of family members, to feelings of guilt and not “being enough,” nurses open up about their past year and a half.
Are Earbuds Damaging Your Hearing?
Now that so many of us are working from home and participating in endless Zoom meetings, all-day headphone use is more common than ever before. But what does that mean for your hearing and ear health?
What to Eat Three Days Before Your Colonoscopy
Whether this is your first screening or your first since the pandemic started, here is a refresher on how to prep for a colonoscopy from gastroenterologist Dr. Aaron Martin, starting with what to eat three days before to ensure an accurate screening.
The Truth About Post-COVID Invulnerability, Vaccine Shedding
and More
Some recovered COVID-19 patients are vaccine-hesitant. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.
Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Changes to your menstrual cycle can be scary, but we’re here to clarify what these changes could mean if you just got vaccinated.
Types of Allergies and How You Can Find Relief
Allergist-immunologist Dr. Megan Ford breaks down allergy types, including food and seasonal, as well as how to identify triggers and treatments.
Three Local Moms Reflect on Motherhood During the Pandemic
Babies born after March 2020 have only ever known the world amid a pandemic. How did mothers cope with pregnancy and childbirth during COVID-19? Here, women share their unique experiences.
Finding Safe Sources of Stroke Support During COVID-19
In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Despite its rank as the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., life after a stroke is manageable with the right tools, resources and support.
She Missed A Vacation, But Got Life’s Gift, Twice
A kidney and liver transplant recipient recounts her health journey that's led her back on track and on her feet again.
One Family’s Three-Year Odyssey to a Liver and Kidney Transplant
When Julie Conlan received the call that a donor had been found, she would not be deterred by COVID-19.
When to Schedule a Mammogram Screening After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Not sure if you can get a mammogram screening after your COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what to know.