A nurse tells his story to urge early diagnoses of colon cancer

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman at age 43 felt personal for Rufo Soto. Like Boseman, the transplant nurse at University Hospital was diagnosed with colon cancer before the age often recommended for a colonoscopy or screening. Soto had occasionally seen blood in his stool for several years, but he never experienced any pain. He

A nurse tells his story to urge early diagnoses of colon cancer
COVID-19 Update: Vaccines

 How long does it really take to make a vaccine? Why is it a bad idea to rush a phase 3 trial? And how is the COVID-19 global pandemic different from the 1918 flu, also called the Spanish flu? Dr. Jason Bowling, hospital epidemiologist for University Health, discusses these and other questions surrounding the

COVID-19 Update: Vaccines
Mammograms catch breast cancer early and save lives

Denise Bradley remembers the moment as if it was yesterday. She was changing clothes when she felt a lump in her left breast.  It seemingly appeared out of nowhere. “It was screaming at me and it hurt,” she says. Bradley was just 42. She had not yet had her first mammogram, but she knew this

Mammograms catch breast cancer early and save lives
Ten nutrition tips to improve your health today

Being stuck inside and changing normal routines has many people focused on their health and weight management. If you put on a few pounds during the pandemic, don’t worry—you aren’t alone. Recognizing that nutrition and activity play a key role in successful lifelong management of your weight and health is an excellent first step in

Ten nutrition tips to improve your health today
A pandemic Halloween is different, but it can still be fun

Kids and many adults look forward to Halloween all year. Spooky decorations, mounds of free treats, dance parties and dressing up in a terrifying or hilarious costume—what’s not to love? Halloween will definitely be different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in ways that keep everyone

A pandemic Halloween is different, but it can still be fun
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