Stories and Insights

What to bring to the hospital: Your delivery checklist

What to bring to the hospital: Your delivery checklist

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Use this printable hospital bag checklist to make sure you have everything you need for labor and delivery.

Immunotherapy for kidney cancer: Using the body as a weapon

Immunotherapy for kidney cancer: Using the body as a weapon

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Kidney cancer patients may see long-lasting tumor shrinkage with immunotherapy, which uses the immune system as a weapon to fight cancer. Learn more.

Palliative care: Support for patients and families with difficult pregnancies and deliveries

Palliative care: Support for patients and families with difficult pregnancies and deliveries

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The stress and uncertainty of having a very sick or premature infant is a health concern in and of itself. How palliative care can help families cope.

Under pressure: How to use the new blood pressure guidelines

Under pressure: How to use the new blood pressure guidelines

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Learn what the new blood pressure guidelines mean for understanding and controlling your risk for heart and vascular conditions.

What potential donors need to know about living kidney donation

What potential donors need to know about living kidney donation

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Selena Gomez’s lifesaving kidney transplant put organ donation in the spotlight. How we select donors, and answers to FAQs about benefits and risks.

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

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The transition from pregnancy to new parent can be stressful. Dr. Horsager shares “post-birth plan” tips to make life with a new baby easier.

Emergency delivery: What to do when the baby’s coming – right now

Emergency delivery: What to do when the baby’s coming – right now

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Babies don’t wait when it’s time to deliver, no matter how far you are from the hospital. What to do if you’re faced with an unplanned home birth.

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

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Photos and a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and protocol involved in delivering quintuplets via C-section.

Stents do work: A closer look at the ORBITA study data

Stents do work: A closer look at the ORBITA study data

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A small study is raising questions about whether stents work for chest pain. Dr. Dharam Kumbhani says they do and explains what the data really mean.

Risks to consider before getting plastic surgery abroad

Risks to consider before getting plastic surgery abroad

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Considering plastic surgery abroad? The health and financial risks might not be worth it. Dr. Kenkel shares the risks and options for safer procedures.