The Truth About Whole-Body Scans
What to know about whole-body CT scans and DEXA scans for body composition.
When to Call a Pediatrician
Your child is sick. Do you know if you should call the pediatrician, or wait? Use this guide to know when to make the call.
Your Baby’s Reflux: What to Do
When is spitting up normal, and when is it a problem? Learn signs to watch out for, as a pediatrician and parent who’s been there share their wisdom.
How New Ideas Are Changing Advanced Breast Cancer Research
There are many reasons for women who have advanced breast cancer to be hopeful. For starters, the way we treat and study advanced, or metastatic, breast cancer is improving.
This Heart Attack Hits Young Women, But Doctors Often Unaware
SCAD accounts for 1 in 3 acute heart events in younger women. Many doctors are not aware it exists.
We asked readers on social media and in our weekly newsletter to share their thoughts about their most worrisome health concerns. What is one disease or medical issue for which you would most like …
One of the greatest advancements in women’s rights, equality, and healthcare was born in Chicago   Fact checked by Shannon Sparks   For 73-year-old Sue Straus, there is a distinct before and …
One of the greatest advancements in women’s rights, equality, and healthcare was born in Chicago   Fact checked by Shannon Sparks   For 73-year-old Sue Straus, there is a distinct before and …
Fact checked by Shannon Sparks   Daniel Hale Williams, born in 1850s Pennsylvania, faced challenges from an early age. His father died when he was young. His mother abandoned him. And, in …

How to Afford Biologics for RA

Strategies for reducing the out-of-pocket cost for RA biologics, getting financial help, and researching viable drug options.

Reducing maternal death rates for Black women will take concerted, cooperative action 

By Rachel Crumpler Almost six years ago, Tomeka Isaac said she came very close to joining a list no one wants to be part of — the tally of Black women who have died related to pregnancy. In May …

Over 20,000 children in NC have a parent who’s incarcerated. A handful of them visited prison for a day of bonding and connecting.

By Rachel Crumpler “Daddy, look at what I painted.” “You need to watch Stranger Things.” “Dad, I made the honor roll.” These are pretty run-of-the-mill things kids tell their dads at …

City-country mortality gap widens amid persistent holes in rural health care access

By Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez In Matthew Roach’s two years as vital statistics manager for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and 10 years previously in its epidemiology program, he has …
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