The days before and during your period can be pretty uncomfortable. Bloating, cramps, irritability, fatigue, and headaches are just some of the symptoms that are par for the course prior to and during that time of the month. But for some people who have periods, associated symptoms can be especially severe. If your head is throbbing in the days before […]Read more
Where is sperm made and stored in the body? What about semen? Isn’t sperm the “swimmers” and semen the overall name for all what comes out? Don’t testicles make both, but prostate makes seminal fluid? So confused!
Thanks for your questions. Lots of people have questions about sperm and semen, and how they are made. Sperm is the male gamete or sex cell. Sperm contain the genetic information of sex-assigned at birth males. Semen is fluid that contains both sperm and seminal fluid (a whitish fluid). Seminal fluid is made by the seminal vesicles and prostate gland. […]Read more
Joe Biden ran on an expansive health care platform during his 2020 presidential campaign, with a broad array of promises such as adding a government-sponsored health plan to the Affordable Care Act and lowering prescription drug prices. Perhaps most significantly, he pledged to get control of the covid pandemic that claimed more than 400,000 American lives by Inauguration Day. President Biden […]Read more
In March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour raise. The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium — $13 an hour — after it started losing aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted. Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis native, was a devoted caregiver who bathed, dressed and fed clients as if they […]Read more
Nursing homes, small physician offices and rural clinics are being left behind in the rush for N95 masks and other protective gear, exposing some of the country’s most vulnerable populations and their caregivers to COVID-19 while larger, wealthier health care facilities build equipment stockpiles. Take Rhonda Bergeron, who owns three health clinics in rural southern Louisiana. She said she’s been […]Read more
Back in March, just as anxiety over COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., Erinn Baldeschwiler of La Conner, Washington, found herself facing her own private dread. Just 48 and the mother of two teenagers, Baldeschwiler was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer after discovering a small lump on her chest, no bigger than a pea. Within weeks, it was […]Read more
In 2017, we reported on Canadian model Catt Gallinger, the victim of an eye tattoo (also known as a sclera tattoo) gone wrong — those viral snapshots of her eye crying purple tears had people feeling shaken. To be clear, this isn't a tattoo in the traditional sense. Instead, an artist, in this case, injects a tiny amount of ink […]Read more
Since I was like 10/11 my right testicle has been really small – similar to the size of a bottle cap but with an oval shape – and my left one has been really big. It is shaped weird and has bits that have a different texture to other places. Help.
Thanks for your question. A person’s testicles are typically about the same size. However, some people may notice that one testicle is slightly bigger than the other testicle. As both testicles grow during puberty the difference can sometimes become more noticeable. Even during puberty this difference in size should be small. Sometimes one testicle can feel larger than the other […]Read more
Jessie J is recovering after visiting the hospital on Christmas Eve. On December 24, the singer revealed that she had been diagnosed with Ménière's disease, an inner-ear condition. "I am now watching Queens Gambit with my finger in my ear," she wrote in her selfie caption. "I've done the first episode 4 times because I [have] zero focus and my […]Read more
In August, Jennifer Nevius slid into a lobby love seat amid the eerie quiet of a hospital on COVID lockdown. She’d been holding it together, but finally alone, thick tears welled in her eyes as she thought about the fact that her father had finally entered the last phase of his battle with ALS that, from the start, had been […]Read more