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    A Doctor Shares What It’s Like to Have Coronavirus

    On March 11 I started my day at 6 a.m. with my usual busy calendar: rounding on patients in the hospital, attending meetings, hopping on a quick conference call, then heading off to the operating room. I was energized by my morning coffee and felt great. By mid-afternoon, everything was different. I had terrible body […] More

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    This Is Your Email Personality Type

    Email is often cited as one of the most stressful things about the modern workplace, especially for people who feel pressure to stay logged on 24/7. Now, researchers say that different personality types respond in different ways to certain email habits and behaviors—and that knowing your “type” may help you reduce email-related dread or anxiety. […] More

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    Beyond Repeal and Replace

    Ashley Hurteau knows she’s not your typical public-health advocate. In and out of jail, a recovering heroin addict equipped with few credentials beyond her personal story, the 32-year-old New Hampshire resident says it took waking up to find her husband dead from an overdose to put her on the path toward recovery. That and health […] More

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    The Simple Reason Exercise Enhances Your Brain

    Evidence keeps mounting that exercise is good for the brain. It can lower a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and may even slow brain aging by about 10 years. Now, new research helps illuminate how, exactly, working out improves brain health. In one research review published in the , researchers examined 39 studies that looked […] More

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    15 Foods That Don’t Expire For Years

    Get this: Up to 40 percent of safe-to-eat food produced in America never makes it to people’s plates. Not only does that equate to 70 million tons of food waste per year, according to nonprofit group Feeding America, that’s tons of money thrown out the window—up to $161 billion by some estimates. And it’s not […] More

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    5 Tips for Raising a Modern-Day Teen

    The Science of Childhood Parenting an adolescent into adulthood can be difficult, frustrating, and always unpredictable. But if you can make it through the moody teenage years, while avoiding some common parenting pitfalls, a compassionate, functioning human will be waiting for you on the other side. Here are five rules of the road. Let them […] More

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    Drug Shows Promise in Early Studies to Treat Alzheimer’s

    There hasn’t been much good news lately on the Alzheimer’s drug front, with a number of companies either abandoning their Alzheimer’s research efforts or stopping studies of experimental medications. Over the summer, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca PLC terminated their development of an experimental treatment when studies failed to show improvement in people with early signs […] More

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    How COVID-19 Severity is Impacted by Underlying Conditions

    Of all of the new terms we’ve had to get accustomed to in the era of COVID-19, few are as powerful—and yet as vague—as “underlying conditions.” If you’re young and you don’t have them, you feel invincible. If you’re old and you do, you feel like a sitting duck for the coronavirus. Death and hospitalization […] More

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    Abortion History: Being a Doctor Before Roe v. Wade

    Dr. David Grimes performed his first abortion in 1972 as a medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Five years before, North Carolina had joined Colorado and California in becoming the first states to legalize abortions in a few select scenarios: rape, incest, physical or mental defects in the child, and […] More

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    Police Brutality: Racism in Police Shootings and Arrests

    A new look at data on violent police encounters reveals that the chances of getting killed or injured during a police encounter are mostly the same across races. The study, published in the journal , provides a nuanced view of the intersection of race and law enforcement in America. In the analysis, researchers from the […] More

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    How Couples Are Dealing With Coronavirus

    In February, when Jacob came home from an international trade show in Arizona with a cough, he wasn’t concerned. He slept in a separate room so that his hacking wouldn’t disturb his wife, Caitlin. But within days, Jacob developed a fever and a sore throat so raw it felt like hamburger meat. He could barely […] More