Young Dad Walks Again After Life-Changing Hip Surgery

A cancer survivor and young dad, Kyle Martin-McGowan defeated leukemia, but the very same treatments that saved his life took a tremendous toll on his body. “A trial drug gave me a series of heart attacks and then heart failure,” Martin-McGowan said. “And I developed a vascular necrosis from all the steroids I had to [Continue Reading]

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Learning to Breathe Again After Life-Threatening Complications from Asthma

By Meredith Whittemore Breathing is something most people do without thinking. Not Joseph Bolin. Bolin battled asthma for years but his breathing worsened significantly after he developed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable and potentially deadly lung disease that scars the lungs. “I was at a point where it was really impacting my quality of life. [Continue Reading]

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Allergic to Penicillin? The Answer is Likely “No.”

By Rhiannon Collette Think you or your child may be allergic to penicillin? You may need to think again. A new study suggests that millions of Americans falsely believe they have penicillin allergies, and that misunderstanding may be putting them at risk and contributing to the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An estimated 10 percent [Continue Reading]

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Heart to Heart: A Grandma’s Journey Back to Health to Care for Sick Grandson

By Meredith Whittemore  For the last year and a half, Pamela Dillard has been focused on one thing: taking care of her grandson, who was born with a serious heart defect. “When Foster was born, we knew he’d need several surgeries, but some of them would have to wait until he got a little [Continue Reading]

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Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

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