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What Can Your Pharmacist Do for You?

What Can Your Pharmacist Do for You?

Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions. With expanding roles, they’re becoming indispensable to patient care.

Fact or Fiction? Vaccines

Fact or Fiction? Vaccines

An epidemiologist lets us know whether five common beliefs about vaccines are true or false

Fact or Fiction? Monkeypox

Fact or Fiction? Monkeypox

What do you know about monkeypox? Take our quiz to find out.

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15 Minutes With: Loretta C. “Lee” Ford, Ed.D., Talks to HealthyWomen About the Nurse Practitioner Profession and Her Career

The internationally renowned nursing leader who co-founded the nurse practitioner field explains why it was important then — and how it transformed nursing

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Are Health Apps Putting Your Privacy at Risk?

How the apps and trackers we can’t live without may leave our private information exposed — and what to do about it

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Why Parents Need to Ask About the Meningitis B Vaccination

Meningitis B can be serious and even fatal. But there is a vaccine to protect against this deadly disease. Learn why you should ask your healthcare provider for it.

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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.

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From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

Along with exacerbating existing health problems, the pandemic has caused a host of new medical issues in patients

Without Ginsburg, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

Without Ginsburg, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg puts Obamacare, abortion rights and brith control at risk.

This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here's why.

But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus

We may be relatively young and healthy ourselves, but we all have aging or elderly loved ones, who face the highest coronavirus risk. Here’s what doctors say we can do to protect them.

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14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus

The coronavirus has reached the U.S. and is spreading, with no vaccine or cure yet, which makes it worrisome. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared and not panic.

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5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time

Four of 10 Americans make resolutions each new year. The biggest payoff comes from ones that lead to better health. Here are five fabulous health resolutions.

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