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BY Margo Wickersham

Until January 2020, I had always felt like I had an unspoken agreement with cancer: I’d make good lifestyle choices — protecting my skin, avoiding tobacco and exercising regularly — and it would leave me alone.

I thought we had a deal. Because there’s no history of cancer in my family. I’ve never worked in a chemical factory. And, up until last year, I’d gone more than half a century without so much as a peep out of cancer....

Close-up photo of bladder cancer survivor Margo Wickersham, smiling. She has short hair, earrings and blue eyes.

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated Oct. 14, 2021

COVID-19 boosters have been in the news a lot recently, and now, they have been approved for some people...

BY Jessica King

A few of my relatives have had cancer over the years, but not many. And the one who developed lung cancer was a grandparent who smoked three...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The highly contagious delta variant continues to be the most dominant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing thousands of new COVID-19 infections daily around the globe.

But a new strain has also emerged on the scene: the mu variant. We asked infectious diseases specialist and head of Internal Medicine David Tweardy, M.D., for details about this new COVID-19 mutation. Here’s what he had to say.

So, what do we know right...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

In-person classes are back in session for millions of school children across the country. But masking requirements vary by state, the highly...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Flu season is upon us once again, and for a second time in as many years it’s occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the 2021 flu season...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

There’s been a lot of talk recently about a drug called ivermectin, in connection with COVID-19.

But what is ivermectin, exactly? Has...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Reports of breakthrough COVID-19 infections are on the rise, as the delta variant rapidly spreads in communities across the country.

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BY Jaqueline Mason

Last updated Aug. 23, 2021

Soon, additional COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available for everyone in the U.S. to provide added protection...

BY Molly Adams

Whether it’s a cancer drug, vaccine or other medication, medical treatments in the U.S. have to go through a specific process to make sure...