Crystal Duan

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Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan is a freelance reporter and writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Bustle, The Washington Post, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. In her spare time, she focuses on bringing attention to social justice and mental health issues as a diversity peer educator.

Photo of knee and hip implants which were discussed at an FDA Panel addressing metal-containing medical devices and dental amalgam implants.

FDA Panel Reveals: Not All Medical Devices Created Equal

Crystal Duan · December 6, 2019

The FDA hosted a public advisory committee meeting to discuss the adverse health impacts of metals in medical devices, such as dental amalgam, Paragard contraceptives and hip implants.

FDA Regulation
A photo of a bald man with diabetes sitting in the darkness, wondering what diabetics need to know about Fournier's gangrene.

What Diabetics Need to Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

Crystal Duan · May 2, 2019

Male diabetic patients may have to watch out for Fournier's gangrene linked to type 2 diabetes medications known as SGLT-2 inhibitors, according to August 2018 announcement from the FDA.

Health Features