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Lung Cancer: How My Health Care Team Helped Me

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 15:11

One lung cancer patient explains why finding the right health care team is vitally important.

Optimizing Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 15:10

There are more treatments than ever for inoperable lung cancer. Here’s how to make your therapy work toward its fullest.

Elementary School Kids Offer Encouraging Words -- and a Pep Talk

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 13:25

Two art teachers in Healdsburg, CA, set out to create a hotline for anyone in their small wine country town in need of a mental health lift this past March. Cleverly known as PepToc, a call into the number features seven options of pre-recorded bilingual messages from joyous elementary school children.

Our Food Is Getting Sweeter, Changing Appetites

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 12:33

The food supply has more added sugar and sweetener than many of us realize. While there's no sugarcoating the reality that our bodies crave sweets, we don't need as much as we're getting.

Get Hives and Wheeze When It’s Cold? It May Be Cold Urticaria

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 12:32

With cold urticaria, patients develop red, raised, itchy bumps — hives — after exposure to cold, and may have trouble breathing.

How to Stay Connected When You Have Crohn’s

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 11:30

Tips for keeping an active social life when you're managing Crohn's disease symptoms in your daily life.

Colorado Says Yes to Medical Use of 'Magic Mushrooms'

WebMD - Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:33

Psilocybin may have potential as a treatment for a host of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug dependency and eating disorders. Clinical trials for further research continues.

What Parents Should Know About RSV

WebMD - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 15:28

RSV is sweeping through children and crowding hospitals and outpatient pediatrician offices. But children are still sick with colds and other infections and viruses. Parents should understand the critical signs of when their child needs medical attention right away, and when it’s safe to stay home.

Cold Takes Your Breath Away: How to Breathe Easier in Winter

WebMD - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 14:14

People with respiratory disorders (like asthma, COPD, sinusitis, or allergies) or who may be dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19 often find breathing difficult in colder temperatures.

Your Next Colonoscopy Could Get an Assist From AI

WebMD - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 14:12

Artificial intelligence holds a lot of potential in medicine, helping doctors find skin cancer, flagging potential issues on a chest X-ray, and assisting in many other procedures. Screening for colorectal cancer during a colonoscopy is another prime example.

7 Best Natural Ingredients for Your Skin

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:37

The beauty world has many high-tech devices and cutting-edge ingredients. But sometimes, simple, natural things might work just as well as those created by scientific engineering.

Anti-aging Treatments for Your Hands

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:35

Get anti-aging skin care tips for your hands.

How to Fight Dark Spots on Your Skin

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:27

WebMD explains what hyperpigmentation is and what you can do about it.

Weight-Loss Drug, Approved for Adults, Shows Promise in Kids

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:08

The FDA last year approved semaglutide, which was developed initially as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, for weight loss in adults. But researchers wanted to know if the drug, which targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite, also could help adolescents lose weight.

Why Do Women Get Alzheimer's More Than Men? Study Offers Clue

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:45

A gene on the X chromosome may explain why two-thirds of Alzheimer's patients are women. Researchers found the gene can be safely inhibited in mice. Are humans next?

The Clitoris Steps Into the Spotlight With Major Scientific Discovery

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:43

Until recently, the clitoris was an understudied body part that has led to stigma when patients have medical issues. A new study may open doors for patients who have historically suffered in silence, without guidance from the medical community.

Can Sex Trigger an Asthma Attack?

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:35

New research finds intense exercise -- like vigorous sex -- can trigger an asthma attack in folks with the chronic lung disease.

Your Smartphone Is a Haven for Allergens

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:32

A science fair project by Hana Ruran, of Hopkinton, Mass., found that cellphones are often loaded with cat and dog allergens, bacteria and fungi.

What’s Medical about Marijuana?

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 10:12

A majority of states have approved cannabis to treat 42 diseases and conditions. And yet it remains a federally designated Schedule I drug (for now), with “no accepted medical use” and “high potential for abuse.” So, is it a scourge, a savior, or something in between?

Exercising When You Have Pulmonary Hypertension

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 09:16

Is exercising good for pulmonary hypertension? Find out how moving your body can benefit your condition.