What It’s Like to Get a Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis
What It’s Like to Get a Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis

For most people with ulcerative colitis—an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system repeatedly attacks the large intestine—surgery is not something they will ever have to truly consider. Thankfully, about half...

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Hitting the Target: How Genomic Testing Has Revolutionized Lung Cancer Treatment
Hitting the Target: How Genomic Testing Has Revolutionized Lung Cancer Treatment

In recent years, genomic testing has brought new hope to people with lung cancer, especially those with non-small cell lung cancer. Genomic testing is a molecular analysis of a tumor, where researchers look at cancer cells...

January 18th, 11:53 AM CST
What Happens When Ulcerative Colitis Medications Don’t Work?
What Happens When Ulcerative Colitis Medications Don’t Work?

Treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) has improved greatly over time, and many people are able to reach and maintain remission. Unfortunately, for a small percentage of people with UC, the available treatments are unable...

January 16th, 10:53 AM CST
Should You Try a Menstrual Cup? Pros and Cons You Should Know
Should You Try a Menstrual Cup? Pros and Cons You Should Know

The first time you heard of a menstrual cup—which may have been just now when you read this headline—you probably cringed. A cup? That catches period blood? What?!

January 18th, 8:23 AM CST
Ask a Trainer: Why Am I Not Seeing Workout Results?
Ask a Trainer: Why Am I Not Seeing Workout Results?

One of the most frustrating parts of starting a new fitness regimen—and even one of the biggest reasons people quit working out altogether—is not seeing the results you hoped for. It can feel discouraging to commit to the...

January 17th, 2:53 PM CST
AfterShokz CES 2019 with Mario Armstrong
AfterShokz CES 2019 with Mario Armstrong

AfterShokz had a couple of new product announcements that gained a lot of buzz at CES 2019, check them out! OptiShokz:? OptiShokz is redefining sport sunglasses with shades designed specifically for athletes that combine performance optics and premium audio through AfterShokz’s patented bone conduction technology. Sound is delivered through transducers in the sunglasses temple arms, that guide mini vibrations through the cartilage behind the ear, directly to the inner ear (coch...

3 Health Perks of Socializing (Even If You’re an Introvert)
3 Health Perks of Socializing (Even If You’re an Introvert)

Maybe your idea of fun is gathering 27 of your closest friends for a rambunctious dinner party complete with high-energy card games and music thumping in the background. Or perhaps you’d rather sit at home, in the peace...

January 17th, 8:53 AM CST
The 5 Main Lung Cancer Treatment Types
The 5 Main Lung Cancer Treatment Types

Getting a lung cancer diagnosis today is much different than it was 15, 10, even five years ago. “We have seen an explosion of new treatment modalities that have become available for the treatment of lung cancer,” says...

January 15th, 2:23 PM CST
What It’s Like to Be Diagnosed with Severe Ulcerative Colitis
What It’s Like to Be Diagnosed with Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Like many people, when Chelsea Freeman first noticed a change in her bowel habits, she didn’t think much of it. After all, everyone experiences diarrhea or stomach cramps from time to time, and it’s not hard to think of a...

January 14th, 11:23 AM CST
Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What’s the Difference?
Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What’s the Difference?

You might’ve heard someone casually say they were “about to have an aneurysm” because they were so stressed or upset during a meeting. You could imagine them at the conference table, clenching their teeth and holding their...

January 11th, 2:23 PM CST
Meet Viscous Fiber, Your Most Vicious Weight Loss Tool
Meet Viscous Fiber, Your Most Vicious Weight Loss Tool

When it comes to weight loss, unfortunately there’s no magic pill that sheds the pounds for you. Everybody (and every body) is different, but for the most part, the key to losing weight is to burn more calories than you...

January 10th, 9:47 AM CST
Doing Dry January? How One No-Booze Month Affects Your Health
Doing Dry January? How One No-Booze Month Affects Your Health

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Happy New Year! Clink. That’s the sound of many people enjoying their last sip of bubbly, as they say goodbye to the holidays and the past year, and hello to Dry January.

January 9th, 2:47 PM CST
Is It Menopause? This New Test May Help You Find Out
Is It Menopause? This New Test May Help You Find Out

For decades—or centuries—the best way for a woman to determine whether she was entering menopause was to pay attention to her body and discuss her symptoms with her doctor.

January 9th, 1:47 PM CST
Common Myths About Back Pain Treatment, Debunked
Common Myths About Back Pain Treatment, Debunked

If you suffer from regular back pain, it’s important to understand what treatment options are available for you. You might be avoiding telling your doctor about your back pain for fear of surgery, treatment side effects,...

January 8th, 8:17 AM CST
Good News: Women Up to Age 45 Are Now Eligible for the HPV Vaccine
Good News: Women Up to Age 45 Are Now Eligible for the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine first hit the market in 2006, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the vaccine for adolescents—especially girls—until age 26. HPV causes an annual average of 33,700 cancers,...

January 7th, 7:47 AM CST
11 Treatments for Back Pain, Ranked from Least to Most Invasive
11 Treatments for Back Pain, Ranked from Least to Most Invasive

If you’re having serious back pain week after week (or day after day), you might worry that surgery is in your future. This may even make you nervous about telling your doctor about your persistent back pain, keeping you...

January 7th, 7:47 AM CST
People Following *This* Diet Had 12% Lower Risk of Cancer, New Study Shows
People Following *This* Diet Had 12% Lower Risk of Cancer, New Study Shows

Cancer is a complex disease, and it can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these factors are out of our hands, such as exposure to pollution or radiation. However, researchers have increasingly found that humans...

January 4th, 7:47 AM CST
Ask a Trainer: Is It Bad If I Hate Burpees?
Ask a Trainer: Is It Bad If I Hate Burpees?

When you imagine someone getting serious about their fitness (which may or may not be yourself), burpees are one of the classic moves you might picture. It fits in the category of “Ol’ Reliables,” along with jogging on the...

January 4th, 7:47 AM CST
Ask a Trainer: Should I Use Free Weights or Machines?
Ask a Trainer: Should I Use Free Weights or Machines?

When it comes to cardio, whether you’re on the bike, treadmill, or elliptical, you’re still going to sizzle some serious calories. One cardio machine isn’t necessarily better than the other. (Learn more about the pros and...

January 3rd, 11:17 AM CST
Biologic Therapy to Treat Ulcerative Colitis: How These Medications Work
Biologic Therapy to Treat Ulcerative Colitis: How These Medications Work

At any given time, about half of people with ulcerative colitis (UC) are in remission (a period of no symptoms), according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. A big part of that success can be attributed to the...

December 27th, 4:17 PM CST