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- As Child Melatonin Use Soars, Experts Urge Caution
Melatonin supplements are promoted as affordable over-the-counter sleep aids, but the evidence is not clear as their use in children soars and ERs and poison control centers deal with more child cases.
- What to Know About Psoriasis
In this webinar, George Han, MD, PhD, explained what causes psoriasis, which health issues can make it worse, how it affects your mental health, and more.
- Gratitude: How to Practice It, Benefits
Building a gratitude practice can be a rewarding daily habit. Learn how to do it and what the benefits are.
- Type 2 Diabetes Risk in South Asians: Expert Q&A
People of South Asian descent may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than they might expect, even if they're not overweight. Find out when to ask for type 2 diabetes screening.
- Breast Cancer Screenings: What’s New and What’s Best?
In this webinar, Julia E. McGuinness, MD, discussed the latest information in breast cancer screening guidelines.
- ADHD vs. Depression: How to Differentiate Similar Symptoms
ADHD vs. depression: How to distinguish between similar symptoms like concentration and motivation problems.
- Why Women With ADHD Face an Elevated Risk for Depression
ADHD and depression in women are linked, as late ADHD diagnosis harms females and puts them at risk for mood disorders.
- Physical Disability And Your Social Life
It can be a challenge to socialize with a physical disability, but it’s important to maintain relationships. Find out how to boost your social life while living with a disability.
- Having Depression and ADHD Makes Each Condition More Severe
Depression comorbidities like ADHD may impact symptoms and outcomes for patients with MDD.
- Ketamine Is Transforming Depression Treatment
Hallucinogens for depression include ketamine, a dissociative agent shown in research to improve MDD symptom treatment.
- Breast Density: Why It Matters
In the webinar, Elizabeth Dibble, MD, explained how breast density affects your cancer risk.
- Caring for A Child With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Cassie Larkin's son was diagnosed with eczema mere weeks after his birth. Here, she shares the journey to getting him the care he needed.
- What Is Cryptophasia (Twin Language)?
Twin speak, aka cryptophasia, can seem like a language all its own. Learn what this phenomenon really means.
- 12 Tips for Nighttime Cough Relief
Coughs tend to feel worse at night and can keep you from sleeping. Learn ways to manage them.
- DESR Is an Unofficial but Common ADHD Symptom
DESR (deficient emotional self-regulation) is an ADHD symptom distinct from mood disorders and is common among patients who experience anger, frustration, and impulsivity.
- "No Single Cluster of Genes Explains ADHD"
ADHD gene research shows no single genetic cause of ADHD, but rather an epigenetic interplay with environment and lifestyle factors.
- The Symptoms of ADHD Are Changing
Emotional regulation and sleep difficulties may be core ADHD symptoms included in new diagnostic criteria, alongside sluggish cognitive tempo.
- ADHD Affects Women Differently
Depression and ADHD in women overlap, camouflage, and mimic one another. Hormones, social expectations, and misdiagnosis greatly impact females with ADD.
- What Is Food Noise and How Can You Quiet It?
Food “noise” is what some people call their internal chatter about food. For some people, it gets out of hand.
- Dancer Alicia Graf Mack's Life With Ankylosing Spondylitis
A diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis took more than a decade, but Alicia Graf Mack kept coming back to dance.
- Mental Wellness for Cancer and Beyond
In this webinar, Lidia Schapira, MD, explained why it’s important to take control of your mental health after a cancer diagnosis.
- The Facts About Food Cravings
Learn ways to manage your food cravings and why they happen in the first place.
- Fitness for People in Wheelchairs
People who use wheelchairs can benefit from exercise. Learn seated fitness tips to boost your quality of life and improve your health.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Coming to Terms With His AFib Diagnosis
In an interview with WebMD, basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his atrial fibrillation diagnosis and healthcare in underserved communities.
- Is Obesity Different in Asian Americans? Expert Q&A
Asian Americans have a lower obesity rate than other ethnic groups, but there are key differences to be aware of. Here’s what you need to know.
- Obesity: A Holistic Approach
In this webinar, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS, explained what a holistic approach to weight management is.
- Roland Griffiths, who helped bring psychedelics back to science, dies at 77
Psychedelics scientist Roland Griffiths, who helped return scientific rigor to the study of psychedelic substances like psilocybin and MDMA, died Monday at age 77. Just a few weeks ago, he discussed his cancer diagnosis and a new Johns Hopkins endowment for psychedelics, with Manish Agrawal, MD,
- As Superfungi Spread, the CDC Raises Alarms
Climate change helps drive the spread of deadly new organisms.
- Getting Organized: Why So Many Doctors Are Joining Unions
A growing number see organized labor as a path to improved working conditions – and better care for their patients.
- Caring for Someone With RRMM
Learn more about relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) and how you can offer the best support possible for a loved one with RRMM.
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in RRMM
Learn more about how racial and ethnic disparities affect relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) outcomes.
- Newest Treatments for RRMM
The latest advances in treatments for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) include medicines that better target myeloma cells. Learn more.
- Sticking With Your Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Plan
Atopic dermatitis can be unpredictable, but it’s important to stick with treatment, even when your skin is clear. These five strategies can help with treatment adherence.
- Who Gets Wegovy? (Hint: Not Always Those Who Need it Most)
Wegovy and other semaglutide-containing drugs can help people with obesity lose weight. But not everyone who needs these effective weight loss drugs can get them.
- What to Do When You Find a Lump
In this webinar, Stephanie Bernik, MD, explained the steps you can take after you find a mass in your breast.
- Peer-to-Peer: Multiple Sclerosis and Your Mental Health
Two people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis discuss the ups and downs of living with the condition.
- Peer-to-Peer: The Financial Impact of Multiple Sclerosis
Living with multiple sclerosis can be expensive for some. Two people discuss how they manage the costs in a peer-to-peer conversation.
- Giving Yourself Grace When You're a 'Bad' Migraine Patient
Even if we know all the right things to do, we’re still human. We may eat a bunch of chocolate or pull an all-nighter. And that can trigger a migraine.
- Being Intentional About Your Mental Health and Migraines
Migraines can be occasional and unpredictable and chronic and long-term. After dealing with pain for a while, it can start to impact your mental and emotional health. A renewed focus on your mental well-being may help.
- Cultivate Serenity: Gardening for Migraine Relief
If you love playing in the dirt, you might be happy to hear there are herbs that may help your migraine. Check out these herbal remedies – some as old as time – that may provide relief from pain using plants.
- Managing Migraine With the Right Recipe of Diet and Exercise
“I’m starting to understand the relationship between food and my body,” says WebMD migraine blogger Michele Jordan.
- Stopping Migraines From Becoming a 'Thief of Joy'
For Michele Jordan, one of WebMD’s migraine bloggers, some of her favorite things – flowers and perfume – trigger her migraines. She didn’t let that stop her from enjoying her favorite scents on a recent trip to Paris.
- DNA Ancestry Tests and Family History Genealogy Tips
Get information on DNA ancestry tests and other genealogy tips.
- Managing Your Migraine When It's Triggered by Things You Love
Over the course of 30 years, Michele Jordan’s learned some important lessons on dealing with this often debilitating condition.
- How Menopause Affects Your Weight
In this webinar, Beverly Tchang, MD, explained the shifts that happen during menopause, what causes them, and what tools you can use to feel better.
- From Symptoms to Diagnosis: How One Woman Manages Her RA
Jennifer Holder was 29 when she got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and she’s been learning how to avoid triggers and manage her symptoms ever since.
- Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight and Keep It Off? Q&A With Amanda Velazquez, MD
In this WebMD webinar, viewers asked Amanda Velazquez, MD, about what things affect your weight and why weight loss can be challenging.
- ‘RA Can Take a Toll on Us Mentally’: Finding Ways to Take Care of Yourself
For Jennifer Holder, taking care of her mental health while managing her rheumatoid arthritis means celebrating victories both big and small.
- ‘I’m a Cake Lover’: Managing Your Diet and Exercise When You Have RA
Jennifer Holder knows what foods can cause inflammation, but knowing her “limits” lets her enjoy her life while managing her rheumatoid arthritis.