Tag: WebMD Magazine

Sleep Paralysis: Demon in the Bedroom

The woman was in her late 50s. Every night she would fall asleep and then dream that she was unable to move, but that her...

The Fertility Issues Same-Sex Couples Face When Trying to Conceive

Starting a family is a big step for everyone, but having a child is more complicated when both partners are the same sex. When a...

Living With Relapsing-Remitting MS

I love playing goalie in pickup hockey games. Toward the end of 2008, after a scrimmage, I realized that my feet were numb, and not...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help With Your Insomnia

Sleep expert Rachel Manber, PhD, has seen the pervasive miseries of insomnia. Patients who are frustrated and fatigued tell her that they toss in bed...

Some Cancer Survivors Face Lingering Side Effects 

After 33 rounds of full-body radiation and a risky surgery to remove the golf ball-sized tumor from the back of his brain, then-21-year-old Matthew Zachary...

Take 10 With Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright, 55, Brooklyn, NY Award-winning actor and activist 1. When COVID-19 hit, you sprang into action where...

Trailblazer: Amy Denet Deal

A few years ago, Amy Denet Deal (formerly Amy Yeung) was a highly sought-after fashion executive in Los Angeles. When her daughter, Lily,...

Lifetime Achievement: Anthony Fauci, MD

When Anthony Fauci, MD, was called to help lead the country’s COVID-19 response in January 2020 as part of the White House’s coronavirus...

Innovator: Taft Foley III

How many of us have looked at the rising COVID-19 cases in our communities and wondered, “What can I do to help?” Eighteen-year-old...

Depression During Pregnancy: Know Your Risks

Postpartum depression awareness is on the rise, and with good reason — one in nine women deal with it after giving birth. But depression...

Making Baby Part of Your New Mom Workout

You’ve made it through labor and delivery. Now you can start thinking about how to get back into prebaby shape. Since your baby will spend...

Keep Baby in the Crib, Not Your Bed

Since 2016, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy has been that infants should share a room but not a bed with their mothers....

Guys, Health Aging Starts With a Trip to Your Doctor

To live a long and healthy life, it helps to have a plan, to know what you need to do — and how to do...

10 Questions With Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Actor/author/singer, 27, New York 1. Your new movie, Alice, is about a woman who escapes servitude in 1800s Georgia,...

How Birth Control Is Safer and Easier Than Ever

A generation ago, implants and injections were in their infancy, intrauterine devices (IUDs) were often recommended only for women who’d already had children, and women...

What to Know About 3D Mammograms

Since your last mammogram, your doctor might have replaced conventional 2D images with 3D technology called breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammogram. Though the new technology...

The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Type 2 diabetes raises your odds of developing heart disease, as does prediabetes. If you’ve been diagnosed with either, start paying attention to your...

Early Skin-to-Skin Contact Helps Baby’s Brain

Instinctively we’ve always known it: There’s something special about a mother’s touch. Research suggests that skin-to-skin contact in the first few months of life...

Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?

Does your teen constantly lose his stuff? Have trouble remembering to turn in her homework? Get easily distracted? If so, pause before handing over the...

Homeless Get Help Through Innovative Businesses

Ron Hooks, executive director of West Coast Care in Santa Monica, CA, spends his days driving a utility vehicle up and down the beach....

Virologists: What Do They Do?

Since the advent of modern medicine, virologists have contributed to innovations in health care from developing vaccines for multiple diseases to sequencing DNA. These...

Kristen Bell: Advocate for the Homeless

Last March, when the extent of the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to sink in as schools and businesses across the nation started to close,...

Back-to-School Vaccines Your Kids Need

As kids head back to school it’s an ideal time to follow up on their vaccinations. Stan Spinner, MD, chief medical...

Pregnancy Discharge: Color and Texture Changes

All sorts of weird, wonderful, and sometimes surprising changes take place in your body during pregnancy. Your breasts swell, your veins enlarge, your feet...

Does Having a Sense of Purpose Improve Your Health?

A new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests that if you feel you have a purpose in life, you’re...