Watch Your Weight

The Basics: Overview To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat and drink with the calories you burn (use up). Calories are a measure of the energy in the foods you eat. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat. A healthy diet and physical activity can help you control […]

Recent College Graduate’s Guide to Understanding Credit Scores

As a recent college graduate, you’re used to being scored. Higher scores mean better grades, which translate to better job opportunities, and maybe even a higher salary down the road. Your grades in college stay important for years to come, and if you do well, those honors may follow you. The concept of a credit […]

Promising new drug for treatment-resistant depression – esketamine

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp Messenger Treatment-resistant depression affects 1 in 3 of the estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. who have suffered at least one major depressive episode. For them, two or more therapies have failed and the risk of suicide is much greater. It’s a grim prognosis. The chemical structure of esketamine. […]

Hundreds of genes linked to blindness could lead to new therapies

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp Messenger Inherited diseases of the eye account for at least 2 million cases of blindness worldwide. A few hundred genes that cause eye disease have been identified, but in many cases the cause is unknown because not all eye disease genes have been identified. As a result, genetic testing is […]

African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp Messenger The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-American communities. This is especially true among women; 60 percent of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in women in 2017 were African-American. Yet, […]

Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: ‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp Messenger Sophia Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. She has lived with epilepsy her entire life; she suffers from hypertension; and she is a breast cancer survivor. Yet more challenging than any of these was learning she was HIV-positive. “I was crying […]