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From the Experts

What You Need to Know About At-Home Colorectal Cancer Screenings
There are caveats, but home test options exist for those squeamish about colonoscopy procedures.
Endometriosis vs. Endometrial Cancer: Key Differences You Should Know
A midwife and gynecologic oncologist debunk the misconception that the two similarly named conditions are linked, discussing their causes, symptoms, and more.
Dr. John Zurlo on COVID-19, Reflections and Future Projections
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Zurlo reflects back on the pandemic, offers updates on the current status of the virus and looks ahead to the future with hope.
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 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.
How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Post-COVID Syndrome
If you had COVID-19 and still experience consistent symptoms, you may have post-COVID syndrome, sometimes referred to as long COVID.
Six Common HPV Vaccine Myths Debunked
From age requirements to rare side effects, women’s health nurse practitioners share the facts on the vaccine that guards against cervical cancer and more.