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Making It to the Top Of the Rocky Steps After Paralysis
After slipping in a bathroom, leaving him paralyzed from the shoulders down, Chase Friedman set his sights on the iconic "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia and vowed to walk again.
Why We Need to Change the Way We Compliment People on Weight Loss
Complimenting people on their weight loss may seem like second nature; however, experts suggest that even the best intentions can be harmful.
The Creatives of COVID: Finding Inspiration Amid a Pandemic
Episode 13 of The Health Nexus Podcast
One Year Later: The COVID-19 Pandemic
There are lessons learned, moments of sadness and of hope – as we look back on the life we once knew and the “new normal” we are still trying to define.
Here’s What Causes Nosebleeds & How You Can Prevent Them
Many people have been noticing an increase in nosebleeds—here’s why you might be getting them and how you can treat them effectively.
Bloody Stool: Is It Colon Cancer or Is It Something Else?
It can be alarming to see blood in the toilet or when wiping after a bowel movement, but in most cases, it isn't a sign of a life-threatening disease.
Four Ways to Avoid Back Pain
Back pain can interfere with you doing what you enjoy. Thankfully, there are some things you can do each and every day to prevent it.
What I Wish People Knew About Living with Chronic Migraines
Yes, the chronic migraine attacks are daily and part of Sarah Ogden’s life. The diagnosis and pain crippled her before she found strength through lifestyle adoptions to regain control of her own health.
Dementia During COVID-19: More Than Just a Virus
From social isolation to anxiety and depression, dementia patients and their caregivers have been burdened with more than just fear of getting sick during the pandemic.
Effort Aims to Improve Life for Patients With a Rare Disease
Cross-disciplinary team of students and faculty working with those battling Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.
Five Easy Ways to Promote Heart Health Every Day
Dr. Andria Jones, a cardiologist who specializes in women’s cardiovascular disease, offers five easy ways to support your heart health every day.