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Women's Health

Heavy periods and pelvic pain aren't 'normal' – uterine fibroids might be to blame

Too many women accept uterine fibroid symptoms such as heavy periods, abdominal bulkiness, and pelvic pain as normal. But they don’t have to! Learn about treatment options from medication to surgery in this week’s MedBlog. Read more.

Brain; Mental Health

Debunked! 4 myths about electroconvulsive therapy for depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, though misinformation abounds online. In this MedBlog, Kala Bailey, M.D., debunks ECT myths and describes an exciting new research study. Learn more.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery

BIA-ALCL: 5 questions and answers about a cancer linked to breast implants

BIA-ALCL is a lymphoproliferative disorder of the immune system that can affect women who have had certain kinds of breast implants. Get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about this disease.

Heart; Nutrition

The bitter truth: 25 cups of coffee a day might not be healthy

Is it safe to drink 25 cups of coffee a day like a 2019 study suggests? Wanpen Vongpatanasin, M.D., says probably not. Find out where the confusion comes from and what the experts say in this week’s MedBlog. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Total body cooling: Saving babies' lives after emergency delivery

Rare and unexpected labor emergencies can result in infant brain damage. But a special cooling/warming NICU therapy is shown to reduce certain disabilities and death by more than 10 percent. Learn more in this Your Pregnancy Matters article.

Brain

Disney star’s death shows it’s time to end the epilepsy stigma

While tragic, the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce has given voice to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Epilepsy is common, but it still carries a stigma for many patients and their families. Sasha Alick, M.D., discusses why patients should talk about epilepsy, plus tips to reduce health risks.

Eyes and Vision

AI and virtual reality: The future of cataract surgery has arrived

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are making cataract surgeries more precise and improving patient outcomes. In this week’s MedBlog, two eye surgeons discuss how they use these technologies to treat patients with cataracts. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Can breastfeeding increase heart disease risk?

While breastfeeding is known to benefit babies, recent research suggests it might worsen symptoms of two types of heart disease. In this Your Pregnancy Matters MedBlog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses these risks and the potential heart-health benefits of breastfeeding.

Women's Health

Urinary incontinence is not ‘normal’ – but it is treatable

Many women experience urinary incontinence after childbirth or because of aging. The topic can be difficult for women to talk about, but the condition, while not normal, is very treatable.

Cancer; Dermatology

The not-so-friendly skies? Why pilots and flight attendants have a higher risk of skin cancer

Studies have shown that pilots and flight attendants are at a greater risk for skin cancer, but much is still unknown about why. Jennifer G. Gill, M.D., PhD, breaks down potential factors, as well as other occupations and hobbies that pose an increased risk.