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If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected? 5 questions answered

The growing number of cases of measles has many people asking: Am I safe? A vaccine expert provides some answers. Read more

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Judge Rules EPA Can Be Sued For Its Response To Flint Water Crisis

Marijuana is a lot more than just THC - a pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds

Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering. Read more

How Trauma Affects Survivors Decades Later

Local business leaders' donations save South Coast Special Olympics team


SOUTH COAST — Three local business professionals rescued one of the South Coast Special Olympics te… Read more


Doctors use HIV to develop 'cure' for 'bubble boy' disease

Doctors are calling a new therapy a "cure" for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease or SCID-X1, often dubbed "bubble boy" disease. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to answer listener questions about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, “Medicare-for-all“ and how to talk about health care costs. Also, for extra credit, the panelists offer their favorite “extra credit” stories of the week. Read more

Hickenlooper Expanded Medicaid, Created State-Run Marketplace To Insure Nearly All Coloradans

We wondered how Colorado’s uninsured rate changed during John Hickenlooper’s time in the governor’s mansion and how it compares with the rest of the country. Read more


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These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

The most sleep-deprived cities in America

The most sleep-deprived cities are largely found on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Read more

More danger, more pay? America’s 15 deadliest jobs

Do deadlier jobs pay more?  Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Vaping can negatively affect teen health

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does vaping affect teen health? My high school children tell me it's everywhere in their school, and not much is done to stop it because people are under the impression it's not harmful. ANSWER: Using e-cigarettes-- a practice often referred to as "vaping"-- has been touted as a safe... Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Men can have night sweats too

Q: My husband has night sweats with a cheesy smell. It's been going on for almost two months. He says he feels fine. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Four natural ways to maintain brain health

Q: I keep reading about disappointing drug trials to help prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. What else can I do to reduce my risk? A: A few decades ago, the state of our brain was believed to be beyond our control. Read more