Kids Health

I Don't Know Who My Adopted Child Will Be

Lately, my husband and I have been announcing to our friends and family that we’re starting the process of independent adoption. Many friends are simply excited for us. Reactions like, “What an awesome season of life for you!” and “That’s so great!” abound. These are both the simplest and, honestly, the best responses we get. […]

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Can a missed period be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are female reproductive organs that sit on either side of the uterus, or womb. This type of cancer may develop from various cell types in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The most common type of ovarian cancer is an epithelial tumor called a serous carcinoma. Ovarian cancer represents around […]

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Mental Health Therapy May Be Coming to a Walmart Near You

For a lot of people, Walmart is their one-stop shop for everything from groceries to clothing to a haircut. Now, one location of the retail giant is adding another service: therapy. And no, we don’t mean retail therapy — we’re talking about mental health treatment. The Boston Globe has reported that Beacon Health Options, a Boston-based […]

Health Problems

Researchers hope to be able to replace dysfunctional brain cells

A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet supports the theory that replacement of dysfunctional immune cells in the brain has therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which involved repopulating the brain with new immune cells in an experimental disease model, is published in Nature Communications. Macrophages are immune […]

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Can COPD be reversed? Improving outlook and coping

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects around 16 million people in the United States. It is possible that many people who experience COPD symptoms mistake them for a normal sign of aging. The disease can progress for years without shortness of breath or the person […]