Patient Story

‘A beacon of hope’

Katriona VanDoorne has battled cystic fibrosis since birth. New medicine and genetic discoveries finally allow her to breathe easy and look toward better tomorrows.

Patient Story

Knees worthy of a dance

Lou Ann Weber did the work to earn her new joints, and she's now preparing to boogie at her grandson's wedding.

Mom’s makeup could affect child’s weight

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should opt for paraben-free makeup and personal care products.

Medicine for a broken heart?

Low-dose aspirin and a blood pressure drug could help combat adverse effects of bereavement.

Is your pain from endometriosis?

Severe cramping, painful periods and other symptoms are often telltale signs of this condition.

Patient Story

A stroke at 14—and a remarkable recovery

Zosia Wasylewski was “as healthy as they get” until a blood clot suddenly blocked an artery in her brain.

Could promiscuity up cancer risk?

Having more sexual partners could increase your exposure to problematic viruses.

Tips to stay active all winter

Dust off your running shoes and don your jacket—a little physicality is the best way to ward off midwinter miseries.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Patient Story

‘This is a gift’

Thanks to a mechanical heart pump, Sherri Kanten is living life to the fullest.

Chest radiation can tax the heart

During therapy and long afterward, a commitment to physical activity could be the best way to improve quality of life.

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