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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Studies show that cloth and medical-grade face masks can cut down on coronavirus droplet spread by 80% or more.

“So, if everyone wore these masks properly and consistently, we could reduce the COVID-19 transmission rate significantly and help quell the outbreak,” says infectious diseases and infection control specialist Roy Chemaly, M.D.

But with so many mask options available now, how do you pick the right one to prevent...

Illustration of crowd wearing different kinds of masks to prevent COVID-19

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The morning of his esophageal cancer surgery, Dustin Pruett kissed his wife goodbye on the skybridge outside the Rotary House Hotel.

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

In August 2015, Judith Smith was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer called mixed ductal and lobular carcinoma. A week later, her sister...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise, more people are wondering when we’ll have a vaccine — both to protect themselves and their families from infection and to create herd immunity so that life can return to a more familiar rhythm.

But is there a vaccine available yet for the coronavirus? If not, how long will it take until there is a COVID-19 vaccine? And how quickly can cancer patients and their families expect to...

Drawing of two scientists working with oversize beakers

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Less than a year after three scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize for unraveling some of DNA’s mysteries, Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., became one...

BY Molly Adams

Starting a new relationship may be the last thing on your mind after a cancer diagnosis, or while you’re going through treatment. But for...

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cleaning your hands regularly remains one of the simplest and most-effective defenses against illnesses including COVID-19, the respiratory...

BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...