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Harron Walker Harron Walker Jul 14, 2019.

As Borders Close, Utah's State-Run Insurance Provider Offers Americans 'Pharmacy Tourism' Option

As Borders Close, Utah's State-Run Insurance Provider Offers Americans 'Pharmacy Tourism' Option

As Border Patrol uses violent measures to keep Central American people from coming into the United States, state-run insurance providers in Utah seek to maintain access to Mexican pharmaceuticals in order to save money.

Utah’s Public Employee Health Plan is offering to cover the cost of travel and transportation to Tijuana so that patients can purchase certain high-priced drugs that are less...

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Jul 13, 2019.

If We're Going to Reduce Maternal Mortality, We Have to Look at C-Sections

If We're Going to Reduce Maternal Mortality, We Have to Look at C-Sections

A new law signed late last year aims to help states investigate the causes of high rates of maternal mortality in this country—and today the New York Times makes the case for a critical look at the United States’s C-section rate. “Although cardiovascular problems account for the highest percentage of maternal deaths, complications linked to surgical deliveries are among the biggest factors,”

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jul 11, 2019.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Healing

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Healing

For the second time in two months, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “up and working” after a health scare, this time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Just last month, Ginsburg was “up and working” after falling and fracturing three ribs; now, she’s recovering from lung cancer surgery.

According to the Associated Press, court spokesperson Kathy Arberg...

Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Jun 21, 2019. 24 comments

Everything I Learned While Getting Kicked out of America's Biggest Anti-Vaccine Conference

Everything I Learned While Getting Kicked out of America's Biggest Anti-Vaccine Conference

It seemed virtually inevitable that I would be thrown out of AutismOne, a yearly conference that has been accused of being a hive of anti-vaccine sentiments , bad science, scaremongering and worthless products. The conference has, after all, ejected several science bloggers who have previously attended, as well as a Chicago Tribune journalist, a filmmaker, and a representative from the...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Jun 01, 2019. 13 comments

Send All the Influencers to Jail

Send All the Influencers to Jail

Influencers have long operated as the Wild West of Instagram—drawing huge followings that bring in big bucks, with little oversight. But following complaints from advertising watchdogs, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may start to crack down on the industry’s more deceptive marketing practices.

Though influencers are required to disclose their relationship with advertisers, they often...

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May 31, 2019. 13 comments

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception
Call Me In the MorningCall Me in the Morning is Jezebel’s sexual health column.  

Emergency contraception (EC) is designed to prevent pregnancy. Some may choose it as their primary method of contraception, while others may use it in emergency situations only. Regardless of how you use it, it’s important to know all of your options and have the most accurate information, so you can make the...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese May 16, 2019. 20 comments

The Evolution of Online Eating Disorder Communities From Tumblr to Twitter Meme

The Evolution of Online Eating Disorder Communities From Tumblr to Twitter Meme

Online eating disorder subculture, pockets of the internet where largely young women and girls share inspiration and information on ED behaviors, has always been a black hole of calorie counting and exercising. Little has fundamentally changed since the days of pro-anorexia Livejournal communities, forums, and blogs of the aughts. There’s still thinspo (short for thinspiration; photos or...

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Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory May 09, 2019. 12 comments

Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths Could Be Prevented, God Damnit

Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths Could Be Prevented, God Damnit

Among high-income countries, the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality, one that’s more than doubled in the last two decades. This statistic belies stark racial disparities in maternal mortality, which has been attributed to racism and the chronic stress of poverty. The spiraling death rate is part of why recent legislation has pushed for more research into these maternal deaths,...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Apr 27, 2019. 13 comments

Babies in Mongolia Can't Breathe Because of Climate Change

Babies in Mongolia Can't Breathe Because of Climate Change

Climate change affects poor and vulnerable communities before it affects wealthier ones, and what’s happening in Mongolia is a prime example. A new BBC video on life in the capital of Ulaanbaatar highlights how many families are struggling to protect their kids from the effects of the city’s disastrous air pollution.

More than half of Mongolia’s population lives in the capital, the BBC...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Apr 24, 2019. 19 comments

Add UTIs to the List of Antibiotic-Resistant Scary Shit

Add UTIs to the List of Antibiotic-Resistant Scary Shit

UTIs are a common, hellish bacterial infection, as nearly anyone with a vagina can attest; nearly 50 percent of women will get one in their lifetime. The fact they’re so common would make you think doctors have figured out how to painlessly and expeditiously treat them, but the reality is that, according to a report from Elemental, Medium’s new health and wellness blog, the way they’re...

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Apr 20, 2019.

Could the Rich and Famous Game the Kidney Transplant List? That's Complicated. 

Could the Rich and Famous Game the Kidney Transplant List? That's Complicated. 

If current reports on his health are to be believed, Lamar Odom may be in need of a new kidney. But unlike the 100,000+ Americans currently waiting for a kidney transplant, Odom is rich, famous, and backed by one of today’s most powerful entertainment dynasties. When it comes to organ donation, are the rich and famous stuck in the same frightening holding pattern as the rest of the people in...

Stassa Edwards Stassa Edwards Apr 17, 2019.

A Third of American Women Don't Allow For Enough Time Between Births

A Third of American Women Don't Allow For Enough Time Between Births

The average American mother spaces the birth of her children two and a half years apart. But one-third of women don’t allow enough space between children. A study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 30 percent of mothers become pregnant again within 18 months.

“That is actually pretty high and very problematic,” Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, a...

Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Apr 03, 2019. 22 comments

The Only Wellness Hack That Makes Sense to Me Is Carine Roitfeld's Dedication to Vodka & Cigarettes

The Only Wellness Hack That Makes Sense to Me Is Carine Roitfeld's Dedication to Vodka & Cigarettes

My roommate loves wellness trends—she drinks water and lemon every day, makes kombucha in our apartment, and tries to get me to eat vegetables. I appreciate her efforts to keep me alive, but the only wellness hack I will ever partake in belongs to 64-year-old fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, who credits her youthful looks to vodka and cigarettes.

In a paywalled The Times of London article...

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Mar 28, 2019. 24 comments

STIs Are on the Rise, Here's What You Need to Know 

STIs Are on the Rise, Here's What You Need to Know 
Call Me In the MorningCall Me in the Morning is Jezebel’s sexual health column.  

The other day, my patient, who I’ll call Sam, came in for a routine sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening for two reasons. First, he said that he just started a new relationship with someone he met on a dating app and wanted to make sure he was in the clear. He didn’t have any symptoms that day. Second,...

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Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Mar 27, 2019. 16 comments

'I Was Not Warned': Patients Push FDA to Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants

'I Was Not Warned': Patients Push FDA to Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants

Dozens of women who say their health has been harmed by breast implants called on the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to introduce better consumer protections. These patients argued that certain implants, especially those linked to cancer, should be restricted or banned. They also called for “a beefed-up informed consent process so that women have a clear understanding of the risks and...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Feb 16, 2019. 1 comments

Big Pharma Is Into Instagram Sponcon Now

Big Pharma Is Into Instagram Sponcon Now

The new frontier of SponCon is, unfortunately, looking at manicured photos of hot people and their hot lives interspersed with content paid for by big pharma.

Vox reports that one influencer, Erin Ziering, the famous Hollywood housewife married to Beverly Hills 90210 actor Ian Ziering, advertised Allergan breast implants and botox in December, “the same month the company pulled its textured...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Feb 01, 2019. 18 comments

Girls' Pain Taken Less Seriously Than Boys, Study Confirms

Girls' Pain Taken Less Seriously Than Boys, Study Confirms

A new research study confirms what so many women have innately known: that even as children, our pain is not taken as seriously.

According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology this month, adults buy into gender stereotypes–that girls are emotional and boys are not—which leads to biases against how we perceive pain among children. What a lovely reminder that sexism is...

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Collier Meyerson Collier Meyerson Dec 23, 2018.

Michelle Obama Fighting Junk Food with Other Celebrities

Michelle Obama Fighting Junk Food with Other Celebrities

The first lady is getting celebrities involved in her excellent campaign to promote healthy foods to unhealthy America. According to Politico, participating celebrities for the campaign to get mothers and teens to eat better includes actresses Jessica Alba and Kristin Bell, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

"If folks are going to...

Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Dec 18, 2018.

Diabetic Woman Becomes First in the World to Receive Pancreas Transplant Because of Needlephobia

Diabetic Woman Becomes First in the World to Receive Pancreas Transplant Because of Needlephobia

After suffering from Type 1 diabetes most of her life, Sue York has become the first person in the world to undergo a pancreas transplant on the basis of being afraid of needles; she will now be able to forgo daily insulin shots.

In an interview with the BBC, York described her severe fear of needles that led to the surgery as “too many invasions into the flesh.” She gave up driving because,...

JE Reich JE Reich Dec 15, 2018.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Completes Course Designed For Navy Seals, We are All Useless

Nine-Year-Old Girl Completes Course Designed For Navy Seals, We are All Useless

A nine-year-old girl from Miami, Florida, completed a 24-hour course designed for actual adult members of the U.S. Navy. This makes me feel like she would definitely beat me up in a bar room brawl, if either of us were likely to get into bar room brawls in the first place.

Then again, cracking an empty beer bottle against a table to use as some sort of weaponry goes against Milla...

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