How To Choose A Primary Care Provider
If there's one thing you can do to empower yourself as a patient, it's finding a primary care provider — one who feels like a real partner. (An excerpt from How to Be a Patient)
Genetically Engineered Babies Should Be Off-Limits For 5 Years, The NIH Chief Said
“An international moratorium should be put into effect immediately,” NIH chief Francis Collins said.
The Company Accused Of Blinding Dozens Will Be Allowed To Stay Open, Judge Rules
Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas can continue to operate under certain conditions. Lawyers representing the blinded patients say the punishment is too light.
Read An Excerpt From A Memoir Of A Young Woman Who Died Of A Superbug Infection
Salt in My Soul is a new memoir about a young woman’s life with cystic fibrosis.
A Mom Who Was Arrested After Her Infant Was Found Dead Reportedly Had Postpartum Depression
Rachel McAfee is facing a charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.
Trump’s Cuts To Aid For Palestinians Have Totally Disrupted Women’s Breast Cancer Treatments
More than 1,000 women who had mammograms done through a US-funded program and were flagged for follow-ups have had to seek other treatment options.
People Found Rubber In Their Chicken Nuggets And Now They're Being Recalled
Tens of thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets are being recalled across the US, according to the Department of Agriculture.
This Woman's Chronic Marijuana Use Triggered Uncontrollable Nausea And Vomiting
A rare reaction to marijuana called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome can cause severe vomiting and make you too ill to eat.
The Gym Isn’t Usually A Safe Space For Fat Women, But It’s Become My Sanctuary
After a lifetime of assuming I would never excel in a sport, my body is proving me wrong.
Perdue Recalls 68,000 Pounds Of Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets After People Found Wood In Them
People are being advised to toss out the Perdue gluten-free nuggets after some consumers ended up chewing on bits of wood.
A Man Injected Himself With Semen As A Back Pain Cure And It Didn’t Turn Out Well
It turns out that injecting yourself with your own semen is not a good cure for anything.
If You Want A Better Memory As You Age, Just About Any Type Of Movement May Help
Older people who moved around more — as registered by a fitness tracker — were less likely to develop dementia than other people their age.
The WHO's Top Global Health Threats For 2019 May Surprise You
Air pollution, humanitarian crises, and people who refuse to vaccinate are a few of the WHO's top threats to global human health in 2019.
19 Moving Stories From People Who Used Exercise To Change Their Life
Sometimes exercise — whether it's walking, running, dance, hiking, or any other type of activity — can save your life.
The Opioid Crisis Is Becoming A Meth And Cocaine Crisis
“It’s not your father’s drug market,” said one expert. “We have a synthetic drug crisis caused by stronger and more potent drugs.”
Two Moms Are Suing The Federal Government For Not Banning The Chemical That Killed Their Sons
“Had this been banned when it should have been banned, my son would still be here,” Lauren Atkins told BuzzFeed News.
My First Medical Patient Was A Dead Man
The cadavers my medical classmates and I have learned to dissect remind us of the debt we owe to everyone who places their body in our hands.
One Person Died And 12 Others Were Hospitalized After A Mass Overdose Incident In California
Police responding to the scene administered naloxone, a narcotic overdose treatment.
This Fitness Trend Is A Hit With People Who Love Exercise And The Environment
Here’s a health trend we can get behind: exercise that also leads to a cleaner environment and community.
Do Liquid Diets And Cleanses Actually Help You Lose Weight?
Thinking about going on a liquid diet or cleanse for weight loss? Here's what the experts think.
Millions Are Sick And Thousands Hospitalized Due To The Flu, According To The CDC
It’s not too late to get a flu shot if you haven’t already been vaccinated.
This Is Why Getting Stabbed With A Pencil Leaves A Mark For Years
You can call it a graphite tattoo, and just like a tattoo, there are ways you can remove or get rid of a pencil stab mark.
People In Washington, DC Have The Lowest Fertility Rate In The US
A new analysis shows that Washington, DC, had the lowest total fertility rate in the US in 2017, and South Dakota had the highest.
These Five Brands Of Dental Floss May Expose People To Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds
PFAS “forever chemicals” are found in many consumer products, including nonstick cookware, carpets, and easy-glide floss.
18 People Talk About What It's Like Trying To Quit The Juul
We asked Juul users about addiction, nicotine withdrawal, and what it's like to try to quit using the trendy e-cigarette for good.
A Woman Died Of Rabies After First Being Misdiagnosed As Having A Panic Attack
The patient, who was bitten by a puppy while on a yoga retreat in India, is only the 24th rabies-related death in the US in the past decade.
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Doing A Dry January? 11 Things To Know About Cutting Back On Alcohol
Could giving up alcohol for a month make your whole 2019 better?
How A YouTube Yoga Channel Helped Me Get Over My Fear Of Working Out
I follow Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, and it’s helped me make peace with my body, both in sickness and in health.
These 10 People Posed Nude To Celebrate Body Diversity And The Photos Are Gorgeous
This magazine's body issue is an ode to body positivity and features people who have survived sexual assault, breast cancer, eating disorders, and more. Nudity ahead.