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Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same. Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing). ...

Coronavirus has claimed more than 156,000 lives and infected nearly 2.3 million people around the world. Among them is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is now recuperating after being treated in hospital for Covid-19. What are the coronavirus symptoms? Coronavirus infects the lungs. The two main symptoms are a fever or a...

Submitted by: Christopher R. Williams, MD | Urology Consultants, Inc Prostate Cancer (PC) is very common amongst American men. Approximately 175,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2019. PC has been a topic of much discussion and debate over the past 5 years. The United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) is largely...

You might worry about what’s wrong with you. You might feel annoyed because you’re not getting other things done. Then when you see your doctor or nurse, the visit seems to be so short. You might have only a few minutes to explain your symptoms and concerns. Later that day, you...

Rogers Cain MD, RPh. Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height. Overview Obesity...

Scientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information...

Using one of the largest collections of tumor samples from African Americans with breast cancer, researchers have surveyed the molecular characteristics in these tumors and compared them with those of white women with breast cancer. The study results, which appeared in JAMA Oncology on May 4, confirmed previous findings that, compared...

Marc H. Morial I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need — millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of an...

Rogers Cain MD, RPh. Carbohydrates are one of the main types of nutrients. The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system. An enzyme called amylase helps break down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which is used for energy by the...