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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM EDT

Pee In The Pool: Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends

Pee In The Pool: Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends

Americans will soon head to the pool as Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer swimming season, but the survey finds that many knowingly contribute to making pools dirty -- a practice that can lead to...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:33 AM EDT

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 05:49 PM EDT

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist." Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:53 AM EDT

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 01:06 AM EDT

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

It's called DIPG, and chances are, it's one of the worst cancers you've never heard of. And it's one that hits children. That's why DIPG Awareness Day — May 17 — has been created. It's also why a Herndon family...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM EDT

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM EDT

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem,...

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