Patient Story

‘We’re going to figure this out’

For Brenda Tuttle, unlocking the secret to her searing shoulder pain took persistence, an empathetic PA and a skilled neurosurgeon.

Pain cream—a paltry palliative?

Study finds ointments marketed for a wide range of a conditions—including nerve pain, burns, sprains and back pain—are often ineffective.

Patient Story

‘I was going every hour on the hour’

Mary Matzen has dealt with an overactive bladder all her life. With nerve stimulation treatment, she finally found relief from those incessant bathroom visits.

Ladies, cherish your heart

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Here's what you need to know to keep statistics at bay.

Patient Story

In a bubble, a little girl thrives

Jada's team goes to great lengths to keep her safe from germs, while hoping a thymus transplant will at last help her develop an immune system.

Patient Story

‘No going back’

After four decades as a smoker, Vicky Walker has found long-lasting escape thanks to a smoking cessation program and its ever-accessible leader.

Want agility? Get on the ball

Balance and coordination exercises can be simple, at-home activities—and a bit of fun to boot.

Am I too worried about my health?

For the chronically ill, anxiety often comes with the territory. Here’s how to keep it in perspective.

BMI, meet DNA

New research buttresses the understanding that genetics plays an outsized role in determining a person's success with weight loss.

Patient Story

‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

Wakeful nights, woeful days

Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.

Got a pins-and-needles tingle? Here’s what it means

You’ve probably compressed a nerve. It's no big deal—unless the feeling won’t go away.

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