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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.

How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors

Medical professionals are human, and medical errors occur. But there are many steps you can take to protect yourself against medical errors.

You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won't Work for Coronavirus

Sanitizers that don’t contain the CDC’s recommended minimum of 60% alcohol are flying off store shelves and listed by sellers on Amazon for outrageous prices. Here is what you need to know.

Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.

Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.

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Here are the facts on the recent textured breast implant recall, and most importantly, whether you need to worry or not.

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