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Lauren Arcuri

Health Writer

Lauren Arcuri is a freelance writer in northern Vermont. She writes about health and medicine, including neuroscience, microbiology, and genetics. She has written for Pacific Standard, Proto, The University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health White Papers, and many other publications.

Latest by Lauren Arcuri

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Treatment

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Is medical cannabis really effective for chronic pain? The short answer: Yes. Here's what you should know.

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Treatment

Top Asthma Research Studies: What Can They Tell Us?

Learn more about the top asthma research studies that have helped improve treatment and our understanding of the causes and triggers of asthma.

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Lifestyle

Finding Work-Life Balance With Severe Asthma

Severe asthma can make work-life balance difficult to manage. Use these tips to help you maintain your health while working a full-time job.

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Risk Factors

What Causes Asthma Attacks?

Asthma attacks can be caused by many different factors including weather and stress. Learn to identify and avoid these triggers to help prevent asthma attacks.

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Risk Factors

More Viruses Are Found in Semen Than You Might Think

Health experts have known for decades that certain infectious agents can be found in semen, but scientists have made discoveries that have expanded that list.

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Symptoms

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

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Diagnosis

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

If you have vague symptoms that don’t seem to point to anything in particular, how can you get around to feeling better? Here’s what worked for me.

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Risk Factors

How Depression and Anxiety Can Harm Diabetes Patients

Depression and anxiety are more common in people with type 2 diabetes. Those conditions, which tend to coexist, increase heart disease risk.

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Treatment

New Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A new type of wound covering approved by the FDA for certain types of diabetic foot ulcers promotes faster healing than standard treatments.