Kristen Fischer is a copywriter and journalist from New Jersey. She has published four books and written for Prevention, New Jersey Monthly, Woman's Day, Healthline, and Parents. Health/lifestyle.
Article for Healthline about COVID-19 or coronavirus tests including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test and the antibody test. Conducted research and interviews, crafted and edited content.
Medical library content for Everyday Health on sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy. Includes several articles on causes, symptoms, treatments, and more. Conducted research and interviews, and integrated existing content into fresh, original copy.
These resources offer details about sciatica, including how it is diagnosed and treated, and what you can do on your own to ease the pain.
Basic Information on Sciatica
Learn more about sciatica, including the types of treatments that have been tried in research trials.
Read plain language summaries of research on various ways of treating sciatica.
This government website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine has links to informational videos, journal articles, and consumer information o...
Measles is a highly contagious and serious disease that’s caused by a virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), measles was a very common childhood illness before a vaccine was developed. There were more than 500,000 cases of measles each year resulting in 48,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths. Additionally,1,000 people developed a chronic disability after a measles infection.
An effective measles vaccine was developed in the late 1960’s. With vaccination, mea...
Getting in tune with your body can be a powerful tool in accessing your creativity.
Feeling uninspired, or just looking for your next big idea? You could get quite the creativity boost by trying these three practices.
Look to your own sky.
Rashmi Bismark, M.D., a preventative medicine physician and Yoga Medicine instructor, noted that there have been a slew of studies touting the health benefits of meditation on health, but few about its effects on creativity.
Researchers found that just two to seven days of exposure to the over-the-counter medication during the first trimester impacted follicle development in a fetus.
Taking ibuprofen during your first trimester may harm the future fertility of your baby, if you're having a girl.
According to a report in Human Reproduction, consuming the pain reliever during the first three months of pregnancy may reduce the number of eggs stored in your daughter's ovaries.
Researchers found that just two to seven...
Is your baby ready for baby food? A new study says many parents are starting too early. Experts weigh in on when to start solids and what to start with.
Is it time for your little one to start solids? The standard recommendations can seem confusing. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says to wait until about 6 months if you’re exclusively breastfeeding, while the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says 4 to 6 months is okay.
What’s not okay,...
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