Karen Gaudette Brewer is a lifelong writer and longtime journalist with an extensive background in public policy, government, food, and wellness. She's led HealthCentral since 2016 following staff roles at Allrecipes.com, PCC Community Markets, The Seattle Times, and The Associated Press. She's honored to help illuminate the daily experiences of those who live with invisible illnesses to increase understanding and ease stigma.
If you’re the person who always knows where the passports, holiday decorations, and keys are, chances are high you’re also great at identifying odors.
A study has found that people with PTSD who choose their form of treatment, whether drugs or therapy, improved more than those who were prescribed one or the other regardless of their personal preference.
Researchers have developed an automated model that can assess dense breast tissue as reliably as expert radiologists — an innovation they hope will make mammograms more reliable.
A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.
Cancer survivors who were treated with "cardiotoxic" cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the thorax, are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure during and after pregnancy.
Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.