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Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
12 hours ago
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

We Talked to the Doctor Who Helped a Trans Woman Breastfeed Her Baby

She was able to breastfeed exclusively for six weeks.
Jesse Hicks
2.15.18
poverty
poverty

Trump's Alternative to Food Stamps Is Unrealistic, Unhealthy, and Offensive

Once again, the Trump administration invented a problem whose only solution is taking money from the poor to give to the rich.
Jason Silverstein
2.15.18
addiction
addiction

Rhode Island Found a Way to Cut Post-Prison Overdose Deaths in Half

The state tried to get as many people as possible to start anti-addiction medications while they were inside.
Maia Szalavitz
2.14.18
Smoking
Smoking

Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

They make inhaling more comfortable and are often marketed to younger, newer smokers and people of color.
Jessica Migala
2.14.18
How Not to Die
How Not to Die

4/20 Is Linked to an Increase in Deadly Car Crashes

For drivers under 21, the weed holiday is as deadly as Super Bowl Sunday.
Denny Watkins
2.12.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

A Nurse Called the Cops on a New Mom Who Wanted Depression Treatment

Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. The nurse called California police.
April Dembosky, KQED
2.9.18
addiction
addiction

The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading

Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad.
Jesse Hicks
2.8.18
guide to healthcare
guide to healthcare

The Future of Healthcare Could Be a Privacy Nightmare

The Amazon healthcare effort and CVS-Aetna merger raise lots of questions.
Susan Rinkunas
2.8.18
suicide
suicide

Suicides Increased in the Months After Robin Williams’s Death

Irresponsible news coverage about the method of suicide probably didn't help.
Jesse Hicks
2.7.18
Meducation
Meducation

Pharmacists in California Can Prescribe Birth Control, But Few Do

Researchers went undercover and were surprised at how few pharmacies were willing to do it.
Abigail Fagan
2.5.18
How Not to Die
How Not to Die

'Fast and the Furious' Movies Linked to People Driving Recklessly

According to an analysis of speeding tickets in Maryland.
Jesse Hicks
1.31.18