How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data on Deaths and Vaccination Rates to Find Out

Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.

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15 Minutes With Phyllis Greenberger

Women's health pioneer Phyllis Greenberger's 30-year career was recently honored with the 2021 Perennial Hero Award. We sat down with her to hear more about her impressive accomplishments.

Expert Perspectives

WHO Approved a Malaria Vaccine for Children – a Global Health Expert Explains Why That Is a Big Deal

Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by bites from infected mosquitoes, causes nearly half a million deaths per year, mostly in children in sub-Saharan Africa

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What It’s Like to Care for a Child With Severe Eczema

My daughter has severe eczema and life-threatening food allergies. Keeping her safe is a family affair.

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‘Kicking You When You’re Down’: Many Cancer Patients Pay Dearly for Parking

The cost of parking while in cancer treatment is finally drawing national scrutiny

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COVID-19 and the Growing Importance of Diverse Participation in Clinical Trials

Women and minorities should join studies to develop more effective treatments


Why Clinical Trials Need to Emphasize Function Over Pain Measurement

Rather than pain reduction, the ability to lead a quality life should be prioritized


The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

Groups hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic have historically been underrepresented in clinical trials for disease treatment.

Science and Technology

We Need More Black Women in Clinical Trials

First, we need to deal with the history of exploitation

Science and Technology

Why Women Are Needed in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Women aren't just little men with vaginas. Drugs and vaccines tested disproportionately on men may not work for us.

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From the Research Lab to Your Doctor's Office – Here's What Happens in Phase 1, 2, 3 Drug Trials

Drugs and vaccines to fight the coronavirus are already in clinical trials. It is important to understand the difference between each step in this process as efforts to fight COVID-19 continue.

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'You Pray That You Got The Drug.' Ailing Couple Gambles On Trial For COVID-19 Cure

Despite their personal uncertainty, when a doctor approached the ailing couple at their bedsides to ask if they would consent to join a study of an experimental drug to help experts learn to treat COVID-19, each agreed.

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5 Questions About Clinical Trials

If you've ever been curious about what clinical trials do and how or why you may participate, check out these answers from Nurse Barb Dehn.


Take Early Clinical Trials With a Grain of Salt

More than one-third of early clinical trials exaggerate positive findings and may give patients false hope, a new study suggests.

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More Patients OK'd for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act has enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for new cancer treatments.

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