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What We Know—And Don’t Know—About Long COVID

Some experts have called it “our next national health disaster.”  For almost two years, much of the medical research community has focused on COVID-19, and we have learned a lot since the initial lockdowns swept the globe. However, there is much we ...
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Pathology

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 ...
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. ...