Rochester, Minnesota - Most people who have a cold feel better in about a week as the virus runs its course. Sometimes colds can lead to inflammation of your sinuses. "A small percentage of people who have a cold virus can go on to develop bacterial sinusitis," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Yes, you still have a risk of ovarian cancer or a type of cancer that acts just like it (primary peritoneal cancer) if you've had a hysterectomy.

Washington, DC - Some of my most important time as Commissioner is spent speaking directly to patients and their families about significant health issues that affect their lives, from the devastating opioid crisis to the current flu season. Overseeing a wide array of medical products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plays a vital role in providing consumers with up-to-date, evidence-based information to help them make the most informed medical decisions. The products we regulate touch people’s lives in meaningful ways.

Dallas, Texas - A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, and a Mediterranean diet are likely equally effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open and prevent blood clotting that can lead to heart attacks. One drawback to these stents is that long-term use can eventually damage the artery.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia.