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Is the extreme cold bad for your lungs?

The icy grip of winter is blanketing much of the U.S. Learn how bitter cold temperatures affect the lungs and what you can do to protect yours when outdoors.

Aryan Shiari, M.D. By Aryan Shiari January 27, 2023

Preserving pandemic positives

Throughout the pandemic, people adopted strategies that strengthened relationships, improved self-care and slowed down daily life. What are the positives worth preserving?

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 27, 2023

Dementia-related pain: What caregivers need to know

Up to 80% of people with dementia experience pain. Learn how to recognize it and advocate for pain management for your loved one.

Jennifer Winegarden, D.O. By Jennifer Winegarden January 26, 2023

Kegels are for men too

Kegel exercises aren't just for women. They can help improve bladder control and improve sexual function in men. Here are tips for doing Kegel exercises correctly.

Angela Imhoff DPT By Angela Imhoff January 26, 2023

Youth athletes shouldn't skip a beat when it comes to heart health

As the seasons change, youth athletes transition gear from one sport to the next. Intense training changes an athlete's heart over time. Read what parents and athletes should know about heart health.

Xiaoke Ken Liu, M.D., Ph.D. By Xiaoke (Ken) Liu January 25, 2023

The truth about tongue-tie

Up to 10% of babies are born with tongue-tie, which is a thick band of tissue that restricts the tongue's motion. Learn how it can affect eating and speech, and if treatment is needed.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle January 25, 2023

Sprains, strains and tears: What can go wrong with upper arms

Upper arm muscles do your heavy lifting. Despite their strength, biceps and triceps can be damaged by overuse or forceful injury. Learn what to do when that happens.

Douglas (Doug) Bartels M.D. By Douglas (Doug) Bartels January 24, 2023

Living with Crohn's disease or colitis

From mild to debilitating symptoms, inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease or colitis, can affect all aspects of your health. Learn about risk factors and effects, and get coping tips.

Daisy Batista, M.D. By Daisy Batista January 24, 2023

5 steps you can take to help avoid birth defects

When expanding your family, taking care of your body before and during pregnancy is important. Learn five steps you can take to reduce birth defects.

Dennis Costakos MD By Dennis Costakos January 23, 2023

Mushrooms make healthy meal magic

Mushrooms are small, but mighty ingredients in meals. Learn about the health benefits and how their versatility works magic in meals from stews to stir-fries.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett January 23, 2023

Radon: The odorless, invisible threat

Elevated levels of radon are the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. So it's vital to test your home to discover if radon abatement is needed. Learn more about this invisible health hazard.

Elizabeth Morton PAC By Elizabeth Morton January 20, 2023

Using robotic technology to diagnose, stage lung cancer

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. A new procedure acts like a robotic GPS system to diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages when it's easier to treat.

Adel Zurob, M.D. By Adel Zurob January 20, 2023
Ali Zaied, M.D. By Ali Zaied January 20, 2023