A 23-Year-Old College Student Died From Lemierre Syndrome, a Rare Infection She Thought Was Tonsillitis

A college rower at Kansas State University died after experiencing symptoms that she thought were caused by tonsillitis but turned out to be Lemierre syndrome, a rare bacterial infection. The student, Samantha Scott, died on October 27, not long after seeking medical attention. Two weeks ago, Scott, 23, started feeling pain and swelling in her […]


America Ferrera on How Her Relationship With Her Body Has Changed Since Giving Birth: "There are Parts I Love and Also Parts That Are Super Challenging"

Over the past few years, America Ferrera has accomplished a tremendous amount. She teamed up with her husband, actor and writer-director Ryan Piers Williams, and actor Wilmer Valderrama to cofound Harness, an organization that aims to support vulnerable communities through conversations meant to inspire action. She spoke in front of hundreds of thousands of people […]


Alzheimer's Disease: Can Exercise Prevent Memory Loss?

Can exercise prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Possibly. Exercise has many known benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening the bones and muscles, and reducing stress. It also appears that regular physical activity benefits the brain. Studies show that people who are physically active […]


How to Persuade Someone You Love to See a Doctor

If you’ve ever had a close friend, family member, or partner avoid going to the doctor when they clearly need to see somebody, you’re probably familiar with the mix of concern and frustration this situation can create. “Persuading another adult … to care for themselves can be trickier than you might expect,” psychologist Nancy Burgoyne, […]