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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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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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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Myriad Treatment Options for MS

Doctors have more and more ways to treat MS.

Kelsey Mitchell, a nurse who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Finding Joy with MS

With resilience and grace, this nurse with MS takes on challenges, gives back, and knows when to say no.

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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.

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How Is MS Treated?

When James Bowen, M.D., a neurologist in Seattle, began practicing medicine more than 20 years ago, there was not a single approved medication for treating MS. Today, there are 14 that can treat the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, with an ad...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Multiple Sclerosis

Q. Why should I keep track of my MS symptoms? A. When you document symptoms and body functions that might be affected by MS, you make it easier to recognize disease progression. The aim to keep a running list of new symptoms, ongoing symptoms, and sy...