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Karen Gaudette Brewer is an author and longtime journalist with an extensive background in public policy, government, food, and wellness. She's the Executive Editor emeritus of HealthCentral following staff roles at Allrecipes.com, 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.
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As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.
Immunotherapy, a type of treatment that enlists parts of our immune systems to fight diseases, may also help treat slow-growing brain tumors, a new study shows.
Beta blockers, the class of drugs that helps control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure, are safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy and are not associated with a significant risk of birth defects.
How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.
New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.
Researchers have developed a way to scan urine to detect the signature features of cancerous cells, a non-invasive method to check for bladder cancer that could make screening easier.
The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.
Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.
There are many reasons you might lie to your doctors, but new surveys say the fear of being judged and embarrassed are two of the biggest.
As it turns out, people with sleep apnea who have short breathing interruptions while asleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions.