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.
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.
A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.
The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.
Over the past 15 years the increased number of Americans living with chronic kidney disease also affected younger adults ages 20 to 54, a group for which the disease had been uncommon.
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.