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Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt has written health and science articles for many years for a variety of publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Eating Well, Health, Medical Economics, and Physicians Practice. She is the author of Bullet with Your Name on It: What You Will Probably Die from and What You Can Do about It, and numerous books for young readers.

Latest by Avery Hurt

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Pet Ways to Ease Migraine Stress

A nurse practitioner makes her way through the migraine remedy maze—with help from some furry friends.

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Treatment

It's Ok to Cry: How to Adjust to SPMS

Learning you have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis can take a serious emotional toll. We asked a psychologist to share his best advice for how to get through.

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Medication

Diagnosed with Active SPMS? You've Got Options

The FDA recently approved two new drugs that give people with active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis more treatment choices than ever.

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Bladder Cancer: It Takes a Team

A variety of experts will work with you during diagnosis and treatment.

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Sleep Solutions

There are more ways to tackle insomnia than you might think.

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Insomnia 101

Sleepless? You're not alone. More than one-third of Americans rate their sleep as "poor" or "only fair."

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Treatment

The Latest Therapies for Bladder Cancer

Learn about the most promising new therapies and treatment combinations for treating advanced bladder cancer.

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5 Lifestyle Strategies for Parkinson's

Here are five complementary health approaches that your Parkinson’s disease treatment can benefit from.

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Parkinson's 101

Knowing which symptoms to expect and taking an active role in your own care can greatly improve your quality of life.