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BY Sarah Zizinia

Body changes are a normal, expected part of pregnancy for most women. In addition to a growing belly, you can also experience changes to your hair and skin due to hormone shifts during those nine months. 

These skin changes can involve hyperpigmentation, dryness or rashes, skin darkening and mole changes. But how can you tell the difference between pregnancy changes and skin cancer? We spoke with dermatologist Anisha Patel...

Pregnant person looking at her belly.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you shop online or use social media at all, you’ve probably seen at least one advertisement recently for topical magnesium sprays or transdermal...

BY Marianne Speer

By the autumn of 2017, I’d been working as a grant program manager in the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology on the research...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

I’m taking medication. 

I just got over the flu.

I have a chronic health condition.

These are three common reasons why people say they can’t donate blood. The good news is that these – and other common excuses – don’t necessarily mean you can’t give blood at the MD Anderson Blood Bank.  

For insight on these and five other excuses that might be holding you back, we spoke with four blood donors...

Woman sitting on floor with hands over face, empty blood bag on IV pole with "give blood" label

BY Glen Haubold

Before I was diagnosed with stage IV salivary gland cancer at age 65, I’d thought of MD Anderson as a place where only people with serious...

BY Karen Vollmering

When Ben Gadot’s brain tumor symptoms began in 2013, he was just 3 months old. The first sign was a visual change in his eyes. &...

BY Lindsey Garner

Like hundreds of thousands of starlings aloft in the sky flying together to create a mass that swoops and dips in unison until the swarm of...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

With the single spark of an idea, MD Anderson’s researchers – some of the best and brightest minds in the field – have the freedom and support...

BY Joan Corson

Before moving to Hong Kong with my husband for his job in 2004, I was an ER and neurosurgery nurse in the Texas Medical Center. I really liked...

BY Michelle Yelton

Courtney Holladay’s connection to MD Anderson’s mission began at age 4 when she learned her mom had ovarian cancer. “I don’t remember much...