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Disturbing Spike in Teen Vaping

There has been a big spike in teen vaping.  Read more

46 Years After Roe V. Wade, 'TRAP Laws' Make Abortion Hard To Access

46 Years After Roe V. Wade, 'TRAP Laws' Make Abortion Hard To Access

New House Democrats’ Focus On Abortion Rights Could Stymie Work With Senate

Members of the new Democratic majority in the House are vowing to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation. Read more

Business skills will come in handy for new state rep Boshart Davis

ALEX PAUL Albany Democrat-Herald

SALEM — New House District 15 Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis has spent nearly all of her life surrounded… Read more

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

3 ways Trump could disrupt health care for the better

From trade and foreign policy to immigration, Donald Trump has consistently tried to shake up the status quo. Here are three ways Republicans and Democrats can come together to disrupt the health sector to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

As drugmakers hike prices, interest to rein them in grows on Capitol Hill. Next week marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, and both the House, whose leaders back abortion rights, and the Senate, controlled by abortion foes, are holding statement votes. And the government shutdown is still affecting health programs. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues. Read more

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6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more

The five most addictive substances in the world

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain. Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hearing evaluation recommended when external sounds don't go away

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes tinnitus, and is there anything that can be done to get rid of it? ANSWER: Tinnitus-- the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present-- often is described as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, humming, pulsing, or hissing sound, or any combination of these sounds. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: My antidepressant helps but leaves me flat and unemotional

Q: I take Prozac for depression. It has definitely helped, but it makes me feel flat, less emotionally responsive. A: Similar to you, the majority of people take one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine to treat depression. Read more

Power powders

Among muscle men, protein powders have been held in high regard for several decades. But now, protein powders are being marketed to more than bodybuilders and frat boys turning it into a multi-billion dollar industry. The products are popular for a wide variety of reasons: Many users like that they are a... Read more