Prevention & Screenings

Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough? The 2022 Edition

Wearing a cloth mask is better than not wearing a mask at all, but if you can upgrade — or layer cloth with surgical — now is the time

Your Health

Gynecological Procedures Can Be a Real Pain

Why aren’t women who are undergoing painful GYN procedures routinely offered pain management?

Your Body

10 Reasons to Try a Dry January

Why a month without alcohol can be good for you

Nutrition & Movement

Biden to Expand Access to At-Home Covid Kits: 4 Essential Reads on the Critical Role of Rapid Tests

Learn the basics about at-home Covid-19 test kits and the role they play in helping slow the spread of the coronavirus

Your Health

Genomic sequencing: Here’s how researchers identify omicron and other COVID-19 variants

Sequencing the genome of a virus gives researchers information on how mutations can affect its transmissibility and virulence.

Your Health

How Effective Are Vaccines Against Omicron? An Epidemiologist Answers 6 Questions

Understanding how much protection a vaccine offers is not as simple as it sounds

Your Health

Covid-19 Vaccines & FOMO

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or … is it?

Your Wellness

How Can Scientists Update Coronavirus Vaccines for Omicron? A Microbiologist Answers 5 Questions About How Moderna and Pfizer Could Rapidly Adjust mRNA Vaccines

If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective as they have been

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