Author: Leigh Critzer Thraves
Posts by Leigh Critzer Thraves
The holidays can be a great reason to travel home and see family. For the adult children of aging parents, though, those trips can carry extra stress: a chance to see how Mom and Dad are doing at home. Learn what to watch for.
Genetic mutations can give some women a greater than 70% chance of developing breast cancer. Learn why some women, including Angelina Jolie choose to have a double mastectomy to reduce that chance.
What in the world does it mean when you hear someone say “triple-negative breast cancer” or “hormone-receptor positive breast cancer”? Learn about the different types of breast cancer.
Last month, the FDA issued a recall for Zantac, and many retailers have pulled the product from their shelves. So, what should you do if you’re one of the millions of Americans that take this drug for ulcers or heartburn? John Davison, MD, weighs in with all the details.
Myth or fact: delayed vaccine schedules are safer than the typical vaccine schedule. Take a look at the facts, and check out our infographic about vaccines by age.
Parents, by and large, make decisions based on what they believe is best for their child. But it can be hard to sift through vaccine myths and facts with so much misinformation floating around.
Last year, 4.9 percent of middle-schoolers and 20.8 percent of high-schoolers reported they had used electronic cigarettes in the past month. Find out what to look for and how to talk to your kids about vaping.
Anisometropia is a condition where one eye has significantly better vision than the other. That difference puts strain on the brain and can cause bad headaches. Watch Evan Kaufman, OD, explain this condition.
What happens when your body can’t fight an infection and the infection keeps getting worse? That infection can turn into something called septic shock. Watch Taison Bell, MD, explain this condition.
Teens can often be irritable, angst-filled, sensitive to criticism and want to sleep a lot. What separates “normal” teen expression from behavior parents should worry about?