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Feeling angsty about masks or social distancing?

A psychologist delves into our human reactions to COVID-19 health guidelines—and our (often faulty) assessment of risk levels.

10 summer activities ranked by riskiness

Here's what infectious disease doctors want you to know about having fun and staying healthy during the pandemic.

Opioid-meth addiction complicates treatment

People who use both drugs may find it especially difficult to break free.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Patient Story

‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

Patient Story

Walk like a penguin—and other winter safety tips

Never underestimate the likelihood of a fall in snow and ice. And yes, this means YOU.

Study: Women less likely to receive CPR

Woefully inaccurate notions about women may explain why some folks are prone to inaction when an ailing woman needs lifesaving chest compressions.

More breast cancer genes identified

The key to catching it early is knowing your risks and taking screenings seriously.

Tiny batteries, big risk to kids

Used in small electronics such as tea candles, button batteries are a serious swallowing danger to young children.

Tech-addicted teens prone to obesity

Those who use screen devices five or more hours a day are twice as likely to shrug off physical activity and drink more sugary beverages.

The rigors of age

As America's over-65 population grows, so too does the number of falls and deaths—and the associated costs, according to a CDC study.

More exercise, less cancer

Physical activity, including brisk walking, jogging and swimming, may cut risk of 13 cancers.

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