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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most people who are diagnosed with throat cancer won’t see anything unusual if they look in the mirror, open their mouths and say, “Ahhhh.”

“That’s because there’s usually not much to see,” says head and neck surgeon Miriam Lango, M.D. “These tumors are often buried deep in the throat, or hidden under the surface of the tissue. Throat cancers are usually quite small, too, and they can be very difficult to see, even by trained experts...

Photo of open mouth with tongue depressor

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago, so little was known about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that all anyone could really do was treat the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve caught and recovered from COVID-19, you might be wondering what that means. Are you immune to the virus now? Can you go out...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve heard the word “flurona” recently, but aren’t quite sure what it means, you’re not alone. Many people have expressed confusion about this mashup of the words “influenza” and “coronavirus.” 

Though it may sound like a brand new disease, flurona isn’t some strange mutant hybrid of these two viruses. It just describes a situation in which someone contracts both the flu and a COVID-19 infection at the same time....

Sick woman on bed blowing nose while wearing an orange blanket and sitting in front of blue and purple backgrounds showing two different viruses

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The number of breakthrough COVID-19 infections continues to climb, both in the United States and around the world. Many are now due to the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Updated Dec. 23, 2021

The omicron variant has now overtaken the delta variant in the United States as the predominant strain of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified in South Africa in late November and has since become...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Radioactive iodine therapy has been used in the treatment of thyroid cancer since the early 1940s. But how does it work? Which patients need...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Iron-deficiency anemia is one of the most common reasons people are rejected as potential blood donors.

But what causes this condition...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Adenocarcinomas can develop in many different parts of the body, including the lungs, prostate, colon, rectum, small bowel, pancreas, stomach...