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Thousands of children got tested for lead with faulty devices: What parents should know

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Illness

High price of popular diabetes drugs deprives low-income people of effective treatment

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Prevention

Vaccine skeptics mislead people on measles and other preventable diseases; here are 4 tropes they use

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Stranded in the ER, seniors await hospital care and suffer avoidable harm

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Prevention

What's keeping the U.S. from allowing better sunscreens?

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Illness

Bird flu is bad for poultry and dairy cows. It's not a dire threat for most of us — yet

Bird Flu Cows

Senior Health

Medicare's push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors

Medicare CCM Doctors

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As bans spread, fluoride in drinking water divides communities across the U.S.

Fluoride Water Bans

Illness

Overdosing on chemo: A common gene test could save hundreds of lives each year

Chemotherapy Gene Tests

Children's Health

Many kids are afraid of shots. One doctor has a plan to reduce the pain – and fears

Fear Shots Kids

Illness

Why COVID-19 patients who could most benefit from Paxlovid still aren't getting it

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Health News

Why even public health experts have limited insight into stopping gun violence in America

Gun Violence Prevention

Health Insurance

If you're poor, fertility treatment can be out of reach

Pregnancy Test Fertility

Opioids

'Fourth wave' of opioid epidemic crashes ashore, propelled by fentanyl and meth

Opioid Epidemic Fourth Wave

Adult Health

GoFundMe has become a health care utility – but not everyone using it finds success

GoFundMe Medical Bills

Mental Health

Cities know that the way police respond to mental crisis calls must change. But how?

Police Mental Health Crises

Illness

Possibility of wildlife-to-human crossover heightens concern about chronic wasting disease

Chronic Wasting Disease Deer

Senior Health

U.S. Senate probes the cost of assisted living and its burden on American families

Bob Casey Assisted Living

Adult Health

Hoping to clear the air in casinos, workers seek to ban tobacco smoke

Casino Smoking Bans

Illness

A new test could save arthritis patients time, money and pain – but will it be used?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

Adult Health

Many people of color worry good health care is tied to their appearance

Health Care Patient Appearance

Healthy Eating

'Forever chemicals' found in freshwater fish, yet most states don't warn residents

Freshwater Fish PFAS

Adult Health

Back pain? Bum knee? Be prepared to wait for a physical therapist

Physical Therapy Knee

Adult Health

Why it's so tough to reduce unnecessary medical care

Unnecessary Medical Care

Senior Health

Who will care for older adults? We've plenty of know-how but too few specialists

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Children's Health

Young Black males with ADHD are underdiagnosed and undertreated, Penn State study finds

ADHD Racial Disparities

Senior Health

Medicare expands the roster of available mental health professionals

Medicare Mental Health

Prevention

A new era of vaccines leaves old questions about prices unanswered

RSV Shot Prices

Mental Health

As younger children increasingly die by suicide, better tracking and prevention is sought

Child Suicide Prevention

Adult Health

When you think about your health, don't forget your eyes

Eye Exam Glaucoma

Adult Health

The shrinking number of primary care physicians is reaching a tipping point

Primary Care Doctor

Parenting

Cozy images of plush toys and blankets undercut messaging on safe infant sleep

Babies Safe Sleep

Adult Health

When temps rise, so do medical risks. Should doctors and nurses talk more about heat?

Heat Health Risks

Opioids

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

Pain Medication AI

Children's Health

'All we want is revenge': How social media fuels gun violence among teens

Health News

As water reuse expands, proponents battle the 'yuck' factor of 'toilet to tap' practices

Women's Health

Black women weigh emerging risks of 'creamy crack' hair straighteners

Children's Health

Doctors sound alarm about child nicotine poisoning as vapes flood the U.S. market

Women's Health

Once the new over-the-counter birth control pill is available, what about cost and coverage?

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As nonprofit hospitals reap big tax breaks, states scrutinize their required charity spending

Pottstown Hospital Nonprofit

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