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Sen. John Fetterman Enters Hospital for Treatment of Clinical Depression

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 13:07

The Pennsylvania Democrat is being treated for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Find Support in Your Community

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 13:01

You have an easier time treating your psoriasis – and feel more comfortable as you do – with support from people who look like you.

The Importance of Access to Treatment

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 12:55

People of color have long faced barriers to health care. See how this impacts your treatment for plaque psoriasis and how things may be changing.

The Importance of Access to Treatment

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 12:28

People of color are often not represented in research and clinical studies. Learn what this means for your psoriasis treatment and how it’s changing.

Why People of Color Are Commonly Misdiagnosed

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 12:27

Plaque psoriasis misdiagnosis is common in people of color. Learn the reasons why, how it can affect your health, and what you can do to get better care.

Advocates Decry ‘Environmental Apartheid’ in Port Cities

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 01:46

Shipping industries boomed during the pandemic. Without the protection of a gutted Environmental Protection Agency, communities next door are paying the price.

Medical Interpreters Build Bridges, Save Lives

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 15:34

Federal law guarantees the right to language interpreters in medical care. In the U.S., where 1 in 5 people speak a language other than English at home, that’s a lot of translation.

Should I Get Allergy Shots?

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 14:50

If you’ve got seasonal allergies, you might be considering allergy shots as the answer to all your sniffling and sneezing. Here’s the rundown on who should consider them.

Gut Check: The Real Reason You Avoid That At-Home Stool Test

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 13:47

Adopting “defensive” behaviors could be a key barrier keeping people from recommended colorectal cancer tests, especially among men and those with lower socioeconomic status.

Finding Comfort and Meaning After a Child’s Suicide

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 12:38

In 2020, suicide was the second leading cause of death in youngsters and young adults (ages 10 to 34) and the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S..

New Screen Might Spot More Cases of Hidden COPD

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 12:15

Researchers report a questionnaire called CAPTURE successfully identified almost half of clinical trial participants who had moderate to severe forms of previously undiagnosed COPD.

Switch to Plant-Based Diet Could Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 12:09

A new study suggests following a healthy plant-based diet after a diagnosis of prostate cancer may help prevent the disease from progressing or recurring.

Overactive Bladder: How a Bladder Diary Can Help

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 10:01

A bladder diary tracks your fluid intake and output along with OAB symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, and leakage.

Vaccination Could Reduce Risk of Long COVID, Study Shows

Wed, 02/15/2023 - 16:08

A study focusing on fatigue and other long COVID symptoms saw some differences in severity of symptoms based on COVID variants, but these differences became insignificant when researchers accounted for vaccination status. The lead researcher says this discovery suggests that vaccinations may lower the risk of long COVID.

Is $3.5 Million a Fair Price for a Lifesaving Gene Therapy?

Wed, 02/15/2023 - 14:05

Here's why gene therapies are the most expensive drugs in the world —and how these groundbreaking treatments could severely strain our health care system.

Fentanyl Test Strips Are Saving Lives, but They're Just the Start

Wed, 02/15/2023 - 12:52

The strips are simple to use and effective. When dipped in water that contains dissolved drug residue, the strips indicate immediately whether trace elements are contained in a substance, such as heroin, cocaine, or ecstasy.

Living Near Busy Road Could Raise Your Odds for Eczema

Wed, 02/15/2023 - 12:20

New research suggests the closer you live to traffic, the higher chances are that you could develop eczema.

Pancreatic Cancer Rates Rising Faster Among Women

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 13:12

Rates of pancreatic cancer are climbing the fastest among young women, particularly those who are Black.

Allergists Less Likely to Check Black Kids for Eczema

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 12:45

Researchers found that while Black children are more likely to develop asthma, they’re less likely than white children to be evaluated for eczema by an allergist.

Cutting Calories Could Slow the Pace of Aging: Study

Tue, 02/14/2023 - 12:19

Cutting calories by 25% slowed down the pace of aging in young and middle-aged adults by a few percentage points, compared to people who continued eating normally, new research reveals. This first-of-its-kind study in humans adds to evidence from animal studies that the rate of aging can be changed.