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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.
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.