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.

July 16, 2019

Prevention

5 signs of heatstroke – plus what to do and not to do

Spending long hours outdoors in high temperatures, especially if you are engaged in heavy physical activity, can cause our bodies to overheat and start shutting down. This is called heatstroke.

July 11, 2019

Adult Health

The differences between hyper/hypothyroidism

According to the Cleveland Clinic, almost 20 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with a thyroid disease, with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism being the two most common.

July 9, 2019

Prevention

How to reduce jet lag after flying

If you are an avid traveler, you are probably no stranger to the effects of jet lag on your body. When you cross time zones quickly in a plane, your body can sometimes have trouble adjusting to a new sleep-wake cycle.

July 5, 2019

Adult Health

Three signs you’re drinking too much

Wine, beer or the occasional shot of something stronger. Many of us enjoy a couple of drinks when we hang out with friends and family at parties or on a night out at the local watering hole, but did you ever wonder if you drink too much?

July 2, 2019

Prevention

Everything you need to know about giving blood

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? Giving blood is easy to do, and can really make a difference in someone else’s life.

June 27, 2019

Prevention

Does zinc really cure colds faster?

We all dread when it happens. You start to feel a scratchiness in your throat and your nose starts to run. Coming down with a cold can be a real pain, but unfortunately antibiotics won’t work on it. So what can you do to get back on your feet quicker?

June 25, 2019

Prevention

Traveling abroad? You'll want to consider these vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention breaks down vaccines for travel into three categories: routine, required and recommended.

June 20, 2019

Addiction

Plan for these common withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking

Quitting smoking is hard, but it is important for your health. All the experts says that the best way to be successful is to have a plan ready for handling the withdrawal symptoms and craving triggers. You need to be totally committed to stopping.

June 19, 2019

Illness

Here are some natural remedies for dealing with insomnia

In our high tech, fast-paced society, a lot of us wear our sleep deprivation like a badge of honor, but not getting enough sleep on a nightly basis can play havoc with your health.

June 13, 2019

Adult Health

What’s the difference between acetaminophen and ibuprofen?

Most people opt for either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil) pretty interchangeably, but did you know that each one operates on your body differently?

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