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BY Danielle Underferth

Masking, social distancing and hand washing remain important routines that prevent COVID-19 infection even if you’ve been vaccinated. But they can take a toll on your skin.

You can take precautions to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic and still keep your skin and hair healthy. We talked to Susan Chon, M.D., about skin care, and issues to look for  during this time.

Take care of your face – and...

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BY Danielle Underferth

Cigarette smoking has been on the decline for years. But one segment of the tobacco market is still going strong: menthol cigarettes....

BY Danielle Underferth

Most stomach cancers are caused by bacteria called helicobacter pylori or H. pylori. Having H. pylori doesn’t mean you’ll get stomach...

BY Danielle Underferth

Having Crohn’s disease doesn’t mean you will get colorectal cancer, but it does increase your risk.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder that can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract. It usually targets the end of the small intestine or the colon.

Experts aren’t sure what exactly causes Crohn’s disease. Research suggests it may be related to the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut microbiome...

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BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer shares some symptoms with a less serious, but much more common disease: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So how do you know...

BY Danielle Underferth

Studies show that 70% of people who smoke want to quit. If you’re in that group, now is the perfect time to quit smoking.

Trying to...

BY Danielle Underferth

Male breast cancer is extremely rare. About 1% of breast cancers in the United States occur in males.  But certain men do run the risk...

BY Danielle Underferth

Despite an overall decline in colorectal cancer cases and deaths over the past several decades, Black men and women are still more likely...

BY Danielle Underferth

Carbonated, flavored waters have been trending over the past couple of years. But are these bubbly beverages good for you? That depends.

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer is on the decline. Experts chalk that up to more people getting their regular colonoscopies, which can actually prevent...