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Here's What Each Democratic Candidate Means When They Say "Medicare for All"

Support for “Medicare-for-all” is becoming a front-runner topic among Democratic presidential candidates. But the phrase is being used to describe multiple policies.
Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
6 hours ago
Wellness Lies

There’s No Such Thing as a Superfood

Experts are increasingly calling out “superfoods” like kale, almonds, and blueberries for what they really are—something between wishful thinking and really effective marketing.
K. Aleisha Fetters
2.14.19
This Week in Science

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love
4 days ago
mental health

I’m Constantly Stressed That My Weekends Aren’t Fun Enough

How to deal with weekend anxiety.
Richard Morgan
4 days ago
addiction

Emergency Rooms Often Don't Do Enough for People Who Survive an Overdose

Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose in West Virginia received some form of addiction treatment in the next year, according to a new analysis. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
2.13.19
mental health

Expressing Myself Through Clothing Has Helped Me Deal With Depression

But I worry that I'll become image-obsessed.
Philip Eil
2.14.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.12.19
Fighting Words

The Agony of Seeing Miscarriage Stories Shared Online

I want people to be able to talk about their loss, but seeing these posts opens up a wound for me.
Kristi Pahr
2.12.19
mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
2.12.19
What's Freaking Me Out

A Stranger Diagnosed Me With Misaligned Eyes

I’ve had foggy vision, headaches, and jaw pain for years but it never occurred to me that it was because of my eyes. So I asked some experts.
Tracey Duncan
2.11.19
Wellness Lies

Celery Juice Is a Waste of Perfectly Good Produce

You could pulverize some celery because people on Instagram are doing it to "detox," or you could just eat the real stuff.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
mental health

Sleep Deprivation Was More Powerful Than Antidepressants for Me

If I'd known a decade ago that staying up at night could help with depression, I'd have been less likely to dismiss my own experience as just a curiosity.
Jesse Noakes
2.6.19

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