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How FDA plan to lift ban on blood donations by gay...

While I support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to eliminate the lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, there are elements of...
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Sandra Lee’s breast cancer diagnosis highlights the need for early mammograms

I applaud Sandra Lee’s courage in revealing her breast cancer diagnosis and agree with her decision to share her story and state very clearly...
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Can vitamin D level affect your pancreatic cancer risk?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect early on and treat effectively because many patients do not develop symptoms until...

FDA enforces new drug safety labeling system for pregnant women

A new drug safety labeling system for prescription drugs will take effect in June, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), marking...

How breakthrough asthma study may bring relief to millions

Asthma remains one of the most significant health problems facing our communities today. If you look at the rates of asthma in our population,...

Can ovarian cysts have hair, teeth and skin?

One of the most common types of ovarian cysts that we see in young women is the dermoid cyst. These cysts form from very...

Women and cancer: Options for preserving fertility

As the rates of cancer continue to increase, largely because of early detection and diagnosis, the number of women looking into preserving their fertility...

How to achieve a healthy pregnancy with celiac disease

More than ever, evidence is piling up that indicates celiac disease may be linked to higher chances of pregnancy-related complications. In a study published by...

Dealing with West Nile virus while pregnant

Summer is on the way and you know what that means: Sun, fun, barbecues and vacations! But with all this crazy weather we’ve been seeing...

Can ticks be harmful during pregnancy?

According to experts, this year will see a significant influx of ticks due to the harsh winter and strong spring season that is expected...