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healthcare guides

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
a day ago
healthcare

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
11.19.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Tight Underwear Is a Sperm-Killer

Whether you’re a laid-back boxers-wearer or an uptight fan of briefs, the choice may have an influence on your sperm health.
Kat Eschner
10.15.18
body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
9.19.18
Parental Advisory

Pregnant and Nursing Women Shouldn't Use Marijuana, New Guidelines Say

There's limited research on marijuana but doctors say enough concerns exist about both short-term growth and long-term neurological consequences for children to recommend against it.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
8.27.18
Fighting Words

Celebrities Need to Stop Endorsing Detox Teas

Cardi B is the last person I'd expect to go full Kim Kardashian on me with this weight-loss product endorsement.
Rajul Punjabi
8.1.18
Phys Ed

Some Women Marathoners Run Faster After Giving Birth

The idea of a post-pregnancy performance bump gets passed around among elite female runners. But does it really exist?
Markham Heid
7.16.18
Fighting Words

10 Things Not to Say to New Moms

Offer to drop off food that’s not available on Seamless, find something positive to say about the baby’s name—but please do not utter these phrases.
Juno DeMelo
7.11.18
reproductive rights

It’s Even Harder to Get an Abortion if You’re in the Military

TRICARE, the military’s health insurance, won't cover abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Women often have to go off base and pay out of pocket for their care.
Gia Miller
6.14.18
Whoa

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Natasha Preskey
6.14.18
Parental Advisory

How California Is Helping More Women of Color Breastfeed in the Hospital

While Californian women of color are breastfeeding their babies in the hospital more frequently than in the past, they still lag far behind white women. Here's how hospitals are working to change that.
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
5.23.18
abortion

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
5.7.18
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