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A Black Immigrant Woman Is Now the Most Powerful Health Official in California

And Nadine Burke Harris is focusing her work on toxic stress.
Richard Morgan
3 days ago
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Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.
Kimberly Lawson
4 days ago
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What Good Does a Pacemaker Do in a Corpse?

A Robin Hood-ing cardiologist decided that it was time to salvage the devices that lived beyond their human hosts.
Avir Mitra
7.3.19
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Amazon Is Still Getting Away With Selling Toxic Skincare Products

There are 1,005 notices in California currently filed against Amazon for selling unsafe creams and cosmetics without a warning.
Ankita Rao
7.1.19
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I Paid to Have My Breasts Massaged, and I Loved It

Yes, it’s legal, and you might want to try it.
Sarah Hosseini
6.28.19
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The Stigmas Around Botox and Fillers for Black People Are Changing

The age-old saying 'Black don't crack' feels less relevant to a new generation of Black and brown folks who are embracing cosmetic procedures.
Stephanie Smith-Strickland
6.27.19
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Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It's Time for Reparations.

Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.
Jason Silverstein
6.19.19
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People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
6.14.19
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How Dangerous Are Dry Cleaning Chemicals?

The alternatives to the most notorious dry cleaning solvent are fairly diverse—but many of them don’t seem any safer.
Mark Hay
6.5.19
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After I Got Hit By a Car, I Never Expected Crosswords Would Save Me

When I felt isolated or resentful, puzzles helped me remember how to connect with the world outside my head.
Rachel Davies
6.3.19
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Why Hundreds of Thousands of Women Ended Their Pregnancies After Chernobyl

Misinformation, "radiophobia," and fear of birth defects led to hundreds of thousands of abortions after the nuclear disaster.
Becky Ferreira
6.3.19
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The Complex Ethics of Saving a Dead Person's Sperm

People are retrieving (and using) sperm from loved ones who've died. Is that OK?
Emma Grillo
5.31.19
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