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A Heated Discussion: Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, and Other Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is coming. Not quite as ominous-sounding as “winter is coming,” perhaps, but summer carries a series of health emergency risks that are important to keep in mind as the weather warms up.  Whether we’re playing sports, going to the beach, or ...
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Pathology

What Is Scoliosis?

Did you know that scoliosis, or abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, affects around 2-3% of the US population? That’s between six and nine ...
Pathology

Three Key Facts About Cystic Fibrosis

As you might already be aware, May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive disease characterized by ...
News, Pathology

Why are scientists so excited about the newest malaria vaccine?

It may be surprising that in a world where we’ve developed vaccines to protect us against everything from polio to the seasonal flu, there isn’t ...
Pathology

IBS and IBD: What's the Difference?

Did you know that around 10-15% of people suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? Many people don’t even know they suffer from this common ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

Et Tu, Immune System? 4 Seasonal Allergy Facts

Spring is in the air! And if you live in the northeastern US, pollen soon will be, too. This means that, despite the warm weather, people who get ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

What Is Heart Valve Disease?

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but seeing as February is National Heart Month we’ve got another circulatory system blog post for you! In the ...
Pathology

3 Real Diseases That Influenced Vampire Folklore

From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the 2000s’ sparkly Edward Cullen, vampire mythology has been part of popular culture for quite a while. Even before ...
Pathology

Learning the ABCs: What Is Viral Hepatitis?

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been announced, and it’s being awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. ...
News, Pathology

VB News Desk: A Potential New COVID Treatment and the Race for a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, the research community has been abuzz with studies centered on finding treatments, and ...