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How Stage 4 Cancer Changed Me as a Tattoo Artist

Sue Jeiven is a tattoo artist in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She's also living with Stage 4 breast cancer. We met her to talk about her work, her life, and her art serving as her legacy.

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Therapists and Fans are Turning Against Instagram's 'Holistic Psychologist'

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What's Up With All The Sketchy Pseudoscience On Netflix?

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Which Type of Face Mask Should I Buy?

Now that masks are widely available, it's reasonable to want to know which ones are actually protective.

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What Mask Should I Wear If I'm Going Back to the Gym?

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Argentina's Underground Abortion Network Won't Let a Pandemic Get in Its Way

Coronavirus has upended the intimate work of Socorristas en Red, a collective of volunteers who help women get abortions. But it hasn't changed their ultimate goal: a dramatic cultural shift in how Argentina treats women seeking to end their pregnancies.

Demand For At-Home Abortion Pills Exploded During the Pandemic

Thousands of Americans sought out pills to end pregnancies in the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump's FDA Won't Let Women Get Abortion Pills Remotely In a Pandemic. So The ACLU Is Suing.

Pregnant people have make an in-person visit to pick up the pill — even if they've already seen a provider about getting an abortion.

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Healthcare Giant Epic Scraps Its Return to the Office After Worker Outrage

The healthcare giant told employees late Wednesday that it will allow those who work at its headquarters to continue working from home until 2021.

Red States Keep Voting to Give Government Health Care to Poor People

In states without Medicaid expansion, it can be virtually impossible to qualify for the program unless you’re pregnant, an extremely low-income parent, or deeply ill and disabled.

Indian Politicians With COVID-19 Are Avoiding Government-Run Hospitals

Four senior politicians, including Home Minister Amit Shah, have avoided the very hospitals they govern and have instead opted for private clinics.

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