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COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time, not just over a lifetime

A COVID-19 patient is connected to life-sustaining devices at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York on April 14, 2020. Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty ImagesThe COVID-19 pandemic has ...
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Why scientists and public health officials need to address vaccine mistrust instead of dismissing it

A lab technician sorts blood samples inside a lab for a COVID-19 vaccine study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020. Chandan Khanna/AFP via ...
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Burt’s Bees announces research data supporting the efficacy of natural lip and anti-aging skincare

Burt's Bees, a pioneer in natural skin care, today announced new research supporting the role of efficacy-first, natural regimens to defend, replenish and restore vibrant, healthier-looking skin ...
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Feeling scared about how your kids can enjoy Halloween this year? Have no fear – healthy snacks are here

A monster face made of guacamole and vegetables, left, and owls and spiders made from sesame seeds are great fun for kids and healthy, too. Emily Ventura, CC BY-SAHalloween is ...
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Why the FDA is warning pregnant women not to use over-the-counter pain relievers

A pregnant woman stands in front of her work station. Daniel Berehulak/Getty ImagesThe Food and Drug Administation issued a warning on Oct. 15, 2020 to both health care professionals and ...
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Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing — but are innovating

Rural areas are seeing some of the fastest spread of the COVID-19 in the U.S., taxing already stressed rural health care systems. Researchers Tanisa Adimu and Amanda Phillips Martinez head ...
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If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s health care order is not enough to replace it

The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. AP Photo/Susan WalshThe battle ...
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Surprise medical bills increase costs for everyone, not just for the people who get them

About 12% of insurers’ U.S. spending on in- and out-of-network medical care goes to six types of providers that commonly submit surprise bills. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty ...
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Parental skin-to-skin contact dampens pain responses in newborn baby’s brain

Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL ...
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If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected

Open enrollment for health insurance in the healthcare.gov marketplaces begins Nov. 1. https://www.healthcare.gov, CC BY-SAMore than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once more hangs in the ...
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