Colorectal cancer screening
More tests, more choices
Colon cancer is the top cancer killer in nonsmokers. Yet, it's considered a preventable disease thanks to several cancer screening options. Learn about the options and take advantage of their lifesaving benefits.
Breast cancer and lymphedema
Your breast cancer treatment is over, but the treatments that may have saved your life can continue to cause side effects. One of the most common is lymphedema, a chronic, often-misunderstood condition that causes swelling due to excess lymph fluid buildup in an area of the body. The lymphatic... Read More
If you have an infected tooth, the problem could be solved by removing the whole tooth and putting a dental implant in its place. But sometimes it's also possible to treat the infection and keep the tooth with a root canal. Advances in dentistry have led to less... Read More
How a dietitian can help
Changing eating habits is no small feat, but partnering with a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a good start. These specialists are often certified in specific areas, such as oncology, diabetes, sports or geriatric nutrition. They can assist with: Teaching you the basics —...Read More
News and Our Views
Shorter antibiotic treatments for certain infections
It would be difficult to overstate the benefits of antibiotics in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease, improving health and saving lives. But sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing: Overusing antibiotics not only promotes antibiotic resistance — when an antibiotic no longer...Read More
Should I keep away from someone with a compromised immune system if I receive a vaccine?
A: In most cases, your getting a live vaccine isn't a danger to friends and family who have compromised immune systems. Many diseases and disease treatments can suppress the immune system, including cancer and chemotherapy, drugs for autoimmune diseases, drugs given after an organ transplant, and corticosteroids. Live... Read More
How do you safely stop taking an antidepressant?
A: It's common to have symptoms when you stop taking an antidepressant. In fact, as many as 1 in 3 people experience antidepressant withdrawal (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome). Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, nausea, insomnia, vivid dreams and feeling like you have the flu. Less commonly, you... Read More