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The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Tonic Editors
12.11.18
disability

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
Parental Advisory

The Insane Things Hospitals Can Charge You for When You Give Birth

“I was charged $4,800 for ‘nursery care’ when my daughter never left my hospital room."
Sarah Yahr Tucker
4.3.18
It's Science

This Biohacker Is Trying to Help People Make Their Own Estrogen

Hormone anarchy, in a quest for more body autonomy for cis and trans women.
Mark Hay
3.22.18
Sex

Everything You Need to Know About Prosthetic Testicles

If you lose a ball, should you get it replaced?
Grant Stoddard
2.12.18
We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18
healthcare

How to Make Millennials Actually Go to the Doctor

Blockchain might revolutionize our medical care.
Hannah Oreskovich
2.6.18
Race and Health

Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman

Six black women tell us how they had to advocate for themselves in the doctor's office.
Joanne Spataro
2.2.18
healthcare

Preventing HIV Is a Matter of Privilege

How revolutionary is PrEP if vulnerable communities don't even have access to it?
Matthew Terrell
12.28.17
healthcare

Big Pharma Spent Millions to Curb Talk of High Drug Prices

Last year, the pharma industry’ biggest trade group raised a fortune to change the conversation about drug pricing.
Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
12.20.17
We Asked

Med Students at Black Colleges on How to Fix Healthcare for People of Color

Many of them have experienced the challenges themselves.
Ryan Brown
11.8.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

The UK’s Free Healthcare System Isn’t Doing Much For its STD Problem

How can people get treated if they're not even able to get tested?
Ellie Broughton
10.20.17
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