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Carol Higgins

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

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Care: Heart Attacks,...

The holiday season is here, and so is the annual uptick in the number of cardiovascular emergencies.   “The increased incidents for both stroke and...

December 14, 2020 / 6 min read

Antibiotics: Join the Fight Against Resistance

The antibiotic drugs we have depended on for decades to fight serious infections are losing their superpowers, thanks to strains of bacteria that have adapted...

November 24, 2020 / 5 min read

Lung Health: Smoking, Cancer and COVID-19

We breathe about 22,000 times each day, rarely giving it a second thought — until it becomes difficult to do so. Each November, health experts...

November 12, 2020 / 6 min read

How to Overcome or Limit ‘Election Stress...

A global pandemic. A shaky economy. Social unrest and widespread natural disasters. Could 2020 be any more stressful?  It turns out the answer is: yes....

November 3, 2020 / 5 min read

Carla Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer —...

After three of Carla Walker’s four sisters developed breast cancer, she lived with the uneasy feeling that she would be next. That feeling turned out...

October 28, 2020 / 4 min read

At 32, She Faced Rare Triple-Negative Breast...

‘Surreal’ is the word Jessica Duemig uses to describe the news that changed her life. “I was 32 with no family history of breast cancer....

October 9, 2020 / 3 min read

Fighting Pancreatic Cancer With ‘Intra-arterial Chemotherapy’ Via...

Challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat, pancreatic cancer is projected to become the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths this year. The 5-year survival rate...

September 22, 2020 / 4 min read

Q&A: Athletes and Heart Complications from COVID-19

Even as professional and college sports make their return, researchers are learning more about the post-recovery impact of COVID-19 on the body. Of the virus’...

September 14, 2020 / 5 min read