Stories and Insights

One Shot, Two Patients

One Shot, Two Patients

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Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

No Approved Therapy? Consider Becoming a Research Volunteer

No Approved Therapy? Consider Becoming a Research Volunteer

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Without research volunteers like Sheri Evans, clinical advancements toward new medical treatments simply aren’t possible.

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

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The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.

Hepatitis C Doesn't Have to be a Life Sentence

Hepatitis C Doesn't Have to be a Life Sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

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Dr. Richardson and her patient, Britni Adams, discuss radical trachelectomy, a procedure to treat cervical cancer and preserve fertility.

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

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Dr. Jamie Morgan and lactation consultant Denise Bulpitt answer five of the most common questions patients have about breast pumps.

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

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Can we do more to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes through ECGs? We examine this controversial question.

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

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Dr. Carlson discusses why women shouldn’t ignore postmenopausal bleeding and should see a gynecologic oncologist if cancer is the cause.

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

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The debate continues – is sodium harmless or bad for us? Hypertension specialist Dr. Vongpatanasin says the answer is clear, but it isn’t one size fits all.