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

Your Health

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

Your Health

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

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

Regularly examining your breasts can help you notice changes and catch cancer early, when it's easier to treat. Here's how to do it.

Your Health

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Covid has also killed Native American, Black and Hispanic people at disproportionately high rates

Your Health

Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

Those who can line up first for a Covid booster include Americans age 65 and older, younger people who have underlying health conditions and nursing home residents

Prevention & Screenings

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

Your Health

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

Your Health

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

Understanding Your HPV Type and the Risks That Go With It

Testing for HPV types can help you understand your risk of disease

Cervical Cancer

Removing Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening for the LGBTQ Community

Misinformation, bias and lack of access to health care can put LGBTQ people with cervixes at greater risk of developing cancer

Prevention & Screenings

Conversation Tips for Talking With a Patient About HPV

Screening, vaccination and conversation are crucial to preventing HPV and cervical cancer

Conditions & Treatments