Head and neck cancers
Advances in treatment
Innovations in surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy and other areas have made treating for head and neck cancers more targeted, less likely to result in side effects and more effective.
Inside your body, a nonstop war rages. On one front, your immune system regulates the beneficial bacteria in your gut, mouth or skin. On another front, it's fighting off germs, including bacteria or viruses with bad intentions. Fortunately, your body stands ready for this infectious invasion. Each infection... Read More
You may think of grief as the emotion that follows the death of a loved one. But you can feel grief in many circumstances, such as the loss of a job, the death of a pet, a romantic breakup or divorce, a theft, or the loss of independence or... Read More
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COVID-19 has lasting effects on the heart, brain and lungs
Most people know how seriously COVID-19 can affect those who have it — from pneumonia-like respiratory symptoms to death. But new reports show that some people also experience complications for weeks and months after their initial illness. Older adults sometimes experience heart failure after COVID-19, especially those with...Read More
For brain health, skip the supplements
Before you reach for that "brain-boosting" supplement on the store shelf, consider this: It's unlikely to be helpful, and in some cases it could actually be harmful. Limited data is available on the effects of brain health supplements, according to a report from an independent group of experts....Read More
Can vitamin B-7 (biotin) supplementation interfere with medical tests?
A: Yes, biotin supplements can affect thyroid tests and other medical lab tests and produce inaccurate results. That's why it's important to let your health care provider know if you are taking it. Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is often in multivitamin supplements and in supplements advertised to enhance hair,... Read More
How can I hear others better when everyone wears a mask?
A: Changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused major new challenges for people who are hard of hearing or deaf — which is about 40% of those in their 60s, and a greater percentage of people 70 and older. Face masks muffle sound, and cloth face masks make... Read More