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Overcoming a genetic disorder, shyness and finding her place

Taylor Sturtz, a Project Search graduate, shares how she is handling a rare genetic disorder, overcoming shyness and finding her place.

October 17, 2019

11 tips for keeping safe during hunting season

For many, fall means hunting season, which can pose dangers and send hunters to the hospital or worse. Hunters should ensure they're educated about their surroundings and remember these 11 tips.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube October 15, 2019

Facts about flu

Flu season is quickly approaching, and it is something for which we all should prepare. Learn facts about the flu and how to decrease your risk of getting it.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green October 15, 2019

Is it safe for my kid to take supplements?

Dietary supplements are becoming more popular among young athletes with nearly 60% reporting regular use. But are they safe? Learn more about research and gather tips before giving supplements to your young athlete.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim October 11, 2019

Quick recovery from kidney cancer with ablation therapy

Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.

October 10, 2019

Are you at risk for an inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are the most common type and can be quite painful. Learn who is most at risk of developing a hernia and how to prevent one.

Christopher Johnson, M.D. By Christopher Johnson October 7, 2019

5 nutrition tips for chronic kidney disease

A healthy diet is essential for everyone, but it's vital for people who have chronic kidney disease. Learn about the five things you need to watch for in your diet.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen October 3, 2019

Oh, my aching head

Whether they're pounding, pulsing or piercing, headaches are a pain. Learn about the types of headaches, common treatments and prevention.

October 2, 2019

Back pain basics

The good news: back pain rarely is a sign of something serious. The bad news: Most of us will have back pain at some point. Learn the basics of back pain, how to get relief and when its time to worry.

October 1, 2019

Does your underwear have more than a small brown streak?

Does your underwear have more than a small brown streak? If you are experiencing rectal discomfort, learn about fecal incontinence tips. Most pelvic floor issues can be diagnosed and treated once identified as a concern.

Deepti Jacob, M.D. By Deepti Jacob September 30, 2019

Benign brain tumor discovered, removed — all in one week

David Lindner is back to a life rich in possibilities. Read about the whirlwind week in which he learned he had a brain tumor, underwent surgery to remove it and went home to recover.

September 27, 2019

6 tips for a successful run

Running is one of the world's most popular sports, hobbies and ways of staying fit. But it can lead to the occasional injury. Get tips from a physical therapist for a successful run.

Jordan Moen By Jordan Moen September 26, 2019