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Carol Higgins

How Gut Bacteria Affects Many Aspects of...

Most people don’t realize they share their bodies with trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. The majority of these live deep within our intestines...

July 12, 2021 / 5 min read

Leg & Feet Swelling: Causes, Prevention and...

There are dozens of reasons for swelling in the legs and feet, ranging from harmless to serious to downright dangerous. When should puffy ankles and...

June 25, 2021 / 5 min read

Q&A on Balancing Pandemic’s Challenges: Working From...

A little over a year ago, a massive work-from-home experiment began when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Companies across the United States...

April 5, 2021 / 5 min read

Q&A on Weight Management: There’s No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’...

For decades, public health experts have warned us about the negative consequences of the obesity epidemic. The numbers continue to rise, however, with no sign...

February 24, 2021 / 6 min read

Diabetes & The Heart: An Individualized Risk-Reduction...

While the connection between diabetes and heart disease has been known for more than 40 years, there’s been little guidance on how to care for...

February 11, 2021 / 4 min read

Q&A on Athletes and Heart Disease: ‘You...

Despite their peak physical fitness, athletes aren’t eligible for a “get out of jail free card” when it comes to cardiac risk. Eli Friedman, M.D.,...

February 10, 2021 / 7 min read

Q&A on Cervical Cancer: Experts Offer Latest...

In 1991 — the year the Cold War ended and the World Wide Web launched — cervical cancer was a leading cause of cancer death...

January 29, 2021 / 6 min read

Dementia & Memory Disorders: When Certain Behavior...

We all occasionally draw a blank on a password or forget where we left our keys. Developing some minor memory issues can be a part...

January 19, 2021 / 5 min read

Primary Care Q&A: Here’s Why It’s Vital...

Want to take control of your health in 2021? A good place to start is a visit with a primary care physician. In a 10-year...

January 12, 2021 / 4 min read

COVID-19 in 2021: Vaccines, Treatments and Other...

As 2020 ends, the U.S. is experiencing record high numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths. There are reasons to hope for better days in 2021,...

December 21, 2020 / 5 min read