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Obesity Puts You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness from Covid-19

Living with obesity can make Covid more dangerous. See how you can protect yourself.

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La obesidad te da un mayor riesgo de enfermarte gravemente de covid-19

Vivir con obesidad puede hacer que el covid-19 sea más peligroso. Mira cómo puedes protegerte.

Nina Martinez

I Was the First Living Kidney Donor with HIV

Thanks to access to good treatment, I’ve remained healthy enough to be able to extend the life of another HIV-positive person

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What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about clinical trials

Asian female gynecologist talking to her patient about cervical cancer clinical trials

Lo que debes saber sobre los ensayos clínicos

Aquí encontrarás respuestas a preguntas frecuentes acerca de los ensayos clínicos

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Even as we work to end the Covid-19 pandemic, we must also prepare for the next one

Understanding Monoclonal Antibodies

Understanding Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies can be used to treat and prevent many illnesses, including Covid-19 and RSV. Here’s what you need to know.

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New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

With knowledge from clinical trials, we’re learning how to help those most at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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Why Diversity in Clinical Trials Is Important

When it comes to clinical trials, what we don’t know can hurt women

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Dangerous Counterfeit Drugs Are Putting Millions of US Consumers at Risk, According to a New Study

Rogue online pharmacies frequently use social media platforms to reach potential customers

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You Snooze, You Lose? Sufficient Sleep Could Be Key to a Healthy Weight

A new study found that people who are overweight and optimize their sleep consume nearly 300 fewer calories the next day

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New Report Finds U.S. Women Have the Highest Rate of Maternal Deaths Among High-Income Countries

We knew the US healthcare system did a poor job of serving women. The Commonwealth Fund Report reveals the situation is even worse than we thought.

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How Medical Technology Is Changing Health Care

What is it? Who’s using it? And how is it being used?

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In Research Studies and in Real Life, Placebos Have a Powerful Healing Effect on the Body and Mind

The concept of placebos – which are sometimes called “sugar pills” – has been around since the 1800s

Nina Coslov

A Conversation With Nina Coslov About Perimenopause

Coslov suspected that perimenopause starts a lot earlier than most people think. So she did some research.

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How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancers, HIV, Autoimmune Disorders and Genetic Diseases

The idea of using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses far out of reach of traditional vaccines

The Truth About Vaccines

The Truth About Vaccines

There’s a lot of vaccine misinformation out there, but the truth is that vaccines are safe and effective — and they save lives

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What’s the Difference Between Sugar, Other Natural Sweeteners and Artificial Sweeteners? A Food Chemist Explains Sweet Science

Sugar is just one of many flavor enhancers used to sweeten foods and beverages. Which one should you choose?

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Colorful Sweets May Look Tasty, but Some Researchers Question Whether Synthetic Dyes May Pose Health Risks to Your Colon and Rectum

Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet consists of ultra-processed food, which isn’t great for colon health. Researchers are looking into whether artificial food colors play a role.

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How Healthcare Providers and Patients Can Limit the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health threat. But both patients and providers can do something about it.