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BY Molly Adams

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of year for some, but for others, the stress and emotions during this time can be overwhelming.

If you’re going through cancer treatment, experiencing side effects, or maybe even experiencing your first holiday after losing a loved one, you may not be up for celebrating the holidays the way you normally would. That may be even more true during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The...

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BY Andrea Spica

During a routine checkup about 20 years ago, my primary care doctor noticed that my blood platelet count was going up. After meeting with...

BY Stefani Gautreaux

The box containing the first 4,875 COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive at MD Anderson was much larger than I’d expected. It only had five small...

BY Lauren Rose

Meningiomas are a primary central nervous system tumor that make up 38% of all primary intracranial tumors. They are typically benign and often go undetected for many years. Even though these types of tumors grow slowly over time, they can become life-threatening.

Neurosurgeon and meningioma expert Franco DeMonte, M.D., breaks down what you should know and what to look out for.  

What is a meningioma...

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BY Lauren Rose

Meet Patrick “Miracle” Mead Jr. His wife gave him the nickname “Miracle” after he made a full recovery from a brain tumor that once left the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified in South Africa in late November and has since become...

BY Molly Adams

For many of us, coffee is part of our daily routine. But depending on what you add to your morning brew, you could be consuming a lot of empty...

BY Uzondu Osuagwu, M.D.

I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a physician. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 6, and my doctor back then just had the greatest...

BY Heather Alexander

In many cases, women spot signs of breast cancer outside of regular breast cancer screenings. In fact, paying attention to changes in your...

BY Devon Carter

The FLT3 gene helps stem cells mature to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a process known as differentiation. The gene...