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What It’s Like to Get Nexplanon, the Birth Control Implant in Your Arm

Fed up after seven years of taking birth control pills every day but unsure about getting an IUD, one woman finally found an easier, more convenient form of long-term contraception that worked for her lifestyle. In eleventh grade, I got my first serious boyfriend—and with him came my first birth controlpill prescription, per my mother’s insistence. Continue Reading

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Bacterium promotes colorectal tumor growth

Recent research finds a bacterium that drives tumor growth in colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. The gut contains trillions of microorganisms, but new research finds one bacterium that drives the growth of colorectal cancer cells. The human gut normally hosts tens of trillions of diverse microorganisms. Continue Reading

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Five ways to quit smoking

Deciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Quitting smoking can be tough, but we Continue Reading

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