An Infectious Disease Expert Explains New Federal Rules on ‘Mix-and-Match’ Vaccine Booster Shots

Understanding how the immune system works can help bring clarity to the reasons some people could benefit from the authorized shots

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How Women of All Ages Can Prevent Osteoporosis

Tips for keeping your bones healthy and strong

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Yes, We Should Be Keeping the Healthier Hand-Washing Habits We Developed at the Start of the Pandemic

Lather up! Washing your hands is an easy and effective way to reduce the spread of illness.

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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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My Close Friend’s Cancer Diagnosis Helped Save My Life

After losing my close friend to cancer that was diagnosed too late, I knew I had to advocate for myself

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Vaccination against Covid-19 supports a healthy pregnancy by protecting both mother and child – an immunologist explains the maternal immune response

Research during the pandemic has shown that mothers infected with Covid-19 during pregnancy are twice as likely to require ICU care for their newborns, or to lose their children shortly after birth

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A Mammogram Saved My Life

I'm living proof that early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer

Real Women, Real Stories

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’s in an At-Home DNA Test?

At-home DNA test kits can give you a general overview on ailments you may be at risk for, but what happens to your sample once you send an at-home DNA test kit to the lab?

Science and Technology

As American Independence Rang, a Sweeping Lockdown and Mass Inoculations Fought off a Smallpox Outbreak

In the summer of 1776, Boston offered smallpox inoculation to everyone and required those who declined to leave town or stay in their homes

Prevention & Screenings

Racism a Strong Factor in Black Women’s High Rate of Premature Births, Study Finds

Black women are about 1.6 times as likely as whites to give birth more than three weeks before the due date

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Can Healthy People Who Eat Right and Exercise Skip the Covid-19 Vaccine? A Research Scientist and Fitness Enthusiast Explains Why the Answer Is No

Eating right can favorably impact the immune system, but nutrition alone will not defend against a potentially life-threatening virus

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Changing Your Mind About Something as Important as Vaccination Isn’t a Sign of Weakness – Being Open to New Information Is the Smart Way to Make Choices

The courage of convictions can be a plus in situations where people are fighting for justice, but sticking with beliefs in a dynamic world is shortsighted and dangerous

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HPV, Cervical Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening: What Do You Need to Know?

Cervical cancer is highly preventable. The answers to these common questions could help save your life.

Prevention & Screenings