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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth sores that are sometimes caused by chemotherapy, involuntary weight loss is a serious side effect of cancer and its treatment for many patients.

But there are other reasons that cancer patients could be losing weight without trying.

We spoke with internal medicine and palliative care...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cleaning your hands regularly remains one of the simplest and most-effective defenses against illnesses including COVID-19, the respiratory...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 2 million Americans will learn they have some form of skin cancer this year. It’s the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise worldwide, there’s been a lot of talk about herd immunity and how it might change the course of the pandemic.

But what is herd immunity, exactly, and how is it achieved? Once we have it, will it diminish the need for masks and social distancing, or allow people to return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles?

We spoke with our infectious diseases and infection...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

A growing body of evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, may be airborne — meaning tiny bits of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new school year is approaching for many children. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.

So, is it safe to send your...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated July 2, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Erica Nowell learned that her older brother, Chris Plummer, had cancer earlier this year, she was shocked. But...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

After almost three months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be itching to get out and enjoy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those...