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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

COVID-19 boosters have been in the news a lot recently, and now, they have been approved for some people. This is welcome news for many who are eager to get added protection against COVID-19 and the highly infectious delta variant.

But currently, only certain people are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

We asked infectious diseases specialist and head of Internal Medicine David Tweardy, M.D., to help cut through...

Three COVID-19 vaccine vials against a red background

BY Meagan Raeke

Breast cancer treatment took a toll on Debbie Mendoza, but she regained her strength and energy with the help of Active Living After Cancer...

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 Heather Alexander

When it comes to strength training, the idea of becoming bulky is off-putting for some people.

If you don’t want big muscles, a class or weight routine that claims to target muscle toning may seem appealing.

But exercise physiologist Whittney Thoman says muscle toning is a marketing ploy and you don’t need special classes.

“Exercise professionals hate the word toning because it’s not different from normal strength...

illustration shows woman sitting and exercising with dumbbells

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In some ways, 2005 was a challenging year for Carrington Marzett. The 15-year-old sophomore was still settling in after a recent move from...

BY Molly Adams

Tattoos have been around for centuries, but how do they impact our modern approaches to screening for cancer? As more women reach the suggested...

BY Bella Lawlar

I was about halfway through my cancer treatment for soft tissue sarcoma of the nasal cavity — a type of nasopharyngeal cancer —when I decided...

BY Logan Carver

If life hands you lemons, do NOT squeeze them outside. When I tried that, it soured my summer in a single afternoon.

Citrus fruits,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Diabetes affects roughly 10% of people in the United States. Another 1 in 3 has pre-diabetes, or elevated blood sugar levels that don’t quite...

BY Meagan Raeke and Lany Kimmons

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the abdomen, known as the peritoneum. Although they’ve...

BY Abdel Monem Said Aly, Ph.D.

In my almost 73 years on this planet, I’ve been in a war, been held as a political prisoner, and been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome...

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...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, the cells that carry pigment.

But are there different types? How is it...

BY John Sullivan

In August 2019, I noticed a small lump on the right side of my neck while shaving. I immediately thought to myself that this was not normal...

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve never heard of double-hit lymphoma or you’re unfamiliar with the specifics of the disease, you’re not alone. This rare and aggressive...

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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

On a warm day in May 2018, Ashton and Charmayne Thomas swiftly booked a flight from Arizona to Houston. They dropped off their two eldest...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Navigating breast reconstruction options can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make. Will you have immediate or delayed reconstruction...

BY Jennifer Wargo, M.D.

As a cancer surgeon and researcher, I’ve poured my heart and soul into making a difference for patients over the past 20 years. Recently,...

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

Between 20% and 70% of patients who receive an allogeneic stem cell transplant as a part of their cancer treatment will develop at least a...

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

Kinsley Curley was only 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor, one of the most common types of kidney cancer found...