Tracey Romero

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Tracey Romero is a Philadelphia-based health and science journalist. Her work has appeared in Cardiology Today, Orthopedics This Week and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She loves to write about the personal side of medicine. Follow her on Twitter @trarom.

September 13, 2019

Adult Health

The health benefits of red wine

While drinking red wine in moderation has been considered heart-healthy for a long time, the reasons are still not completely understood.

September 10, 2019

Adult Health

Phantom vibrations: reason to call doctor?

Have you ever felt your phone vibrate in your pant or shirt pocket, but when you went to check it, there were no new notifications? They are phantom vibrations.

September 9, 2019

Prevention

How your feet could be signaling heart problems

What could your feet have to do with your arteries and your heart? A lot, surprisingly.

September 4, 2019

Mental Health

6 tips for coping with social anxiety

We all experience moments of social anxiety from time to time or in specific situations. But if your anxiety is affecting your everyday life, you may be suffering from social anxiety disorder.

August 29, 2019

Women's Health

Here are the recommended health screenings for women in their 50s

Here are the health screenings that are recommended for women in their 50s. It's a list that includes regular mammograms, colorectal screenings and potentially others, depnding on risk factors.

August 27, 2019

Senior Health

Here's what to expect before knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery replaces damaged bone and cartilage with an artificial joint. Here's what you need to know about the common procedure.

August 22, 2019

Prevention

Ergonomics 101: How to avoid fatigue with a desk job

The desk job isn’t going away any time soon, so how are we supposed to combat the fatigue, pain and increased health risks? Stay in control of your health with these tips.

August 20, 2019

Prevention

Five possible reasons for persistent congestion

Suffer from persistent congestion even when you are not sick with a cold or the flu? Unfortunately, there are many possible reasons to consider in finding a cause.

August 15, 2019

Adult Health

What fingernails and toenails can tell you about your health

Our nails, produced by living skin cells in the fingers and toes, are made up largely of keratin, a hardened protein and ingredient in skin and hair. But it turns out though that our nails play a bigger role in our overall health: they are actually a little window into what is going on inside the rest of our body.

August 13, 2019

Women's Health

Everything you need to know about varicose veins

As women get older, one of the most common, but still embarrassing signs of aging is varicose veins. The Mayo Clinic describes them as “twisted, enlarged veins” that occur most often in the legs. Men can experience them, too, but it is a lot more rare.

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