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BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of the low-fat diet. Maybe even the low-carb diet. But what about the low-iodine diet?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, this is the diet you’re most likely to hear about. But why might a low-iodine diet be recommended by a doctor, and which cancer patients stand to benefit the most from one?

For answers to these questions and more, we checked in with Jessica Tilton,...

Plate of attractive, iodine-free natural foods

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most difficult aspects of treating lung cancer with radiation therapy is determining the best way to deliver it. Ideally, doctors...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may have heard of the Whipple procedure. This complex surgery is...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling and blistering on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Only a handful of drugs tend to cause it, but it’s still important to know about, so that symptoms can be addressed quickly.

To learn more about hand-foot syndrome, we spoke with Makenna Smack, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist...

hands pumping lotion into palm

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With three COVID-19 vaccines now authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you might be wondering which vaccine...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines earlier this month for those who’ve gotten vaccinated against...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is nausea. It can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy and even anesthesia...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

It’s rare for people to completely lose their sense of taste or smell. But noticeable – and usually temporary – changes to these...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

New strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have already been identified in four different countries, including the United...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated March 11, 2021

You’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a big, welcome milestone. After months of masking, social distancing...