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.

May 23, 2019

Adult Health

How to identify and help someone with an eating disorder

About 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, the National Eating Disorders Association estimates.

May 22, 2019

Prevention

Five ways to lower your blood pressure

The American Heart Association estimates that about 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure (hypertension) which puts them at greater risk for a host of other serious and sometimes fatal health conditions. Here's what you can do to get a handle on it.

May 16, 2019

Adult Health

What causes dandruff – and how to deal with it

The flaking of your scalp, while not a serious health condition, can be embarrassing especially when it constantly seems like you have snow in your hair and sprinkled on your shoulders. Luckily, treatment is simple and easily accessible.

May 15, 2019

Healthy Eating

The difference between 'grass-fed' and 'grained' beef

Do you really know where your food comes from? Concerns over both animal welfare and our own dietary health has for years put pressure on the beef industry to be more transparent in how they raise cattle for meat production. Unfortunately though there is still a lot of confusion over what certain labeling means.

May 10, 2019

Parenting

How to help a bullied child

Are you worried that your child might be a victim of bullying at school or in the neighborhood?

May 7, 2019

Illness

Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics for a cold or flu

About 2 million Americans are struck by a drug-resistant “superbug” each year, with almost 23,000 of them dying from the infection. Here are some ways to protect yourself from them.

May 2, 2019

Prevention

Reap these benefits by drinking enough water

Water makes up about 60 percent of our bodies, but many of us don’t drink enough of it every day. And whenever we are ill, spend too much time out in the summer or work out hard, we are putting ourselves at greater risk for dehydration.

April 30, 2019

Adult Health

Five ways to stop snoring

Is your snoring causing problems in the bedroom because your partner can’t get a good night’s sleep? Don’t worry, you are not alone.

April 25, 2019

Women's Health

Look for these warning signs of an abusive relationship

More than 12 million women and men a year are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. That's about 24 victims a minute, according to a National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence survey.

April 23, 2019

Illness

What are the best ways to recover from a hangover?

After fun night out with your friends, imbibing too many alcoholic drinks at the bar or club, you wake up with a pounding headache, dry mouth and upset stomach. Now what?

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