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The Invisible Toll of Living with Sickle Cell Disease

People living with sickle cell disease face a host of daunting physical challenges that affect their quality of life.

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Help is Available for Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

After surviving a critical illness in intensive care, it’s common to experience a phenomenon called post-intensive care syndrome. University Hospitals has created a special clinic to help patients recover quicker from the effects of PICS.

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Deadly Bird Flu Strain Doesn’t Spread Easily to Humans

Outbreaks of a deadly strain of bird flu have infected poultry and wild birds across the globe. UH infectious disease specialist Keith Armitage, MD answers common questions about bird flu.

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3 Health Screenings You May Not Know About – But Should

Health screenings are important for detecting and preventing diseases and managing risk factors. Learn about three screenings you may not have heard of that can give you and your doctor insight into your health.

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When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Room for Gastrointestinal Illness

Recently, some doctors have seen an increase in children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. But when does your child’s stomach illness require emergency care?

Ten Million Missed Cancer Screenings During the Pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, many Americans have postponed their regular cancer screenings for fear of getting sick while visiting a hospital crowded with COVID-19 patients. Now is the time to get caught up on your screenings.

Baby Formula Shortage - Advice from a Pediatrician and Tips for Concerned Parents

Amid a nationwide baby formula shortage that has left many retail shelves bare of popular formula brands and forced some retailers to ration supplies, what do you need to know about switching and supplementing your baby’s formula?

Seven Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

In the fight against cancer, early detection and early diagnosis are key. But what can you do to reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place?

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