"What's it like" medical procedure stories

  • What's it like: To break your hip

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Hip fractures account for about 300,000 hospitalizations every year.

  • What's it like: To have food allergies

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    A food allergy can occur when a person’s body reacts to a harmless protein found in a food. It’s an abnormal response to food, triggered by the body’s immune system.