Heather LaBruna

Health Writer

Heather LaBruna has written hundreds of health articles on a wide range of health topics, from nutrition and exercise to geriatric health and cancer prevention.

Latest by Heather LaBruna

What is Melanoma?

Learn more about the basics of melanoma and if you might be at risk.

A Better Way to Manage Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has revised its standards of treatment. Here’s what you should know.

The Risk of Male Enhancement Pills

Trying to give your sex life a boost with supplements can be downright dangerous.

Fear Colonoscopy? Consider FIT Screening

An annual take-home test that looks for blood in the stool, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), is a highly accurate way to screen for colorectal cancer in people at average risk.

'Cooling Caps' May Stop Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a devastating side effect of chemotherapy. But research is mounting in favor of “cooling caps,” which are aimed at helping to minimize that.

Aromatherapy: Can Essential Oils Heal You?

Research suggests essential oils could help with certain health problems. Here’s what you need to know about these oils and how to use them.

Mammogram: New Study Questions Its Worth

When it comes to cancer, we’ve heard that screening saves lives. But it can also lead to overdiagnosis, Dartmouth researchers say.

For Joint Pain, More Turning to Alternative Therapies

More than half of U.S. adults say they have some sort of joint pain. While conventional treatments do exist, they’re not always desirable.

Prescription Clothing Gets the Hook from Nordstrom’s

A clothing and accessories line featuring dresses sprinkled with pill capsule images and handbags that look like actual prescription pill bottles will no longer be sold by at least one major retailer.