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BY Devon Carter

We’ve all felt uncertain at times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do I have the coronavirus? Should I get tested? Do I need to quarantine?

Rapid coronavirus tests may offer comfort – and convenience – to some, but are the results accurate? We asked Micah Bhatti, M.D., Ph.D., if these tests are dependable and five other common questions related to rapid coronavirus tests.

How do rapid COVID-19 tests work?

There...

Illustration of doctor holding rapid COVID-19 antigen test

BY Lindsey Garner

Joyace Ussin uses her voice to connect with her patients and their loved ones. Known as “the singing nurse,” Ussin can sense when patients...

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 Amanda Hack

When we noticed a swelling on Sawyer’s jaw, we never imagined he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rapidly growing tumor that caused a significant malformation of his jaw on the left side of his face. But that’s exactly what he had.

At age 2, Sawyer underwent 43 weeks of chemotherapy and 28 days of proton therapy. During that time, Sawyer learned how to communicate with doctors and nurses. He could describe his pain and feelings. He learned...

Pediatric cancer caregiver Amanda Hack next to her son, Sawyer, during his cancer treatment

BY Vaughn Bryant Jr., Ph.D.

Before 2014, no one in my family had ever had cancer. And everyone I knew who’d had it had died. So, until that year, I assumed that’s just...

BY Mark Zindler

I worked in broadcast TV news for more than 40 years before retiring last summer, so I’ve done a lot of stories about different hospitals....

BY Heather Alexander

Starting your holiday shopping? When it comes to gifts, you might be wondering if there are special items that could make life easier – or...

BY Devon Carter

Holiday celebrations look a lot different this year because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but...

BY Jacob McCoy

I woke up one morning and noticed I was having trouble hearing in my left ear. I also had a loud ringing in that ear. I made an appointment...

BY Devon Carter

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that develops in a type of white blood cell called plasma cells. Normally, these cells help us make antibodies...