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BY Sarah Zizinia

Your gut health impacts your immune system, your mental health and your overall well-being. 

When you have a healthy gut, your gastrointestinal tract has a good balance of gut bacteria and is able to properly digest and absorb nutrients.

But when there is an imbalance in your gut bacteria, it may trigger unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea, as well as mental health issues.  
 
Here are...

Purple illustration showing microbiome in the gut.

BY Sarah Zizinia

Your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck, regulates several of the body’s hormones. These hormones control your metabolism...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Around his 31st birthday in April 2021, Brian Hertz scratched the side of his head and felt something strange.

“It’s hard to describe...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Five-time cancer survivor Robert Clark has been through a lot in the past few years. But he believes firmly in two things: maintaining a positive attitude and his care teams at MD Anderson.

"I've gone through a whole lot, but I'm in pretty good shape right now," says Robert, crediting his care team. "The benefit of a team approach is evident in how you're cared for as a whole person. I don't think...

Close-up shot of Robert Clark. He is wearing glasses and a gray shirt, and he is smiling.

BY Sarah Zizinia

A new cancer diagnosis can change your priorities and day-to-day routines. Many patients and their caregivers feel a range of emotions, including...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Arthur Sulkin believes a series of personal experiences put him in a unique position to deal with what he calls “the trauma of cancer.”

BY Sarah Zizinia

After she’d been sick with flu-like symptoms for several weeks, Kirsti Hoopingarner decided to see her doctor. She’d been having trouble breathing...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Becky Post began having digestive issues in 2012, she chalked them up to stress from work and recent international travel. It wasn’t...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Cancer patients can experience a wide range of side effects. For some, migraine headaches can have a big impact on their quality of life.<...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below...