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How Bad Is Your Air?

The 23rd annual State of the Air report from the nonprofit American Lung Association is out—and the news is not good everywhere. Here are...

Colonoscopy: A Study Rebuttal

You may have heard about a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that evaluated the effectiveness of colonoscopies in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye … Hearing Aids Are Finally Hitting Store Shelves

Hearing aids will now be available over the counter (OTC), thanks to a long-awaited ruling by the FDA. The new ruling, which had bipartisan support and goes into effect...

Hypertension and Severe Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

Having high blood pressure may more than double the risk of severe Covid-19 in people who become infected with the virus, even in those who are fully vaccinated, according...

Multis Fail to Deliver—Again

There is insufficient evidence that taking a daily multivitamin/mineral prevents cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts that...

Aspirin Gets Demoted for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Before there was widespread use of statins to lower blood cholesterol, before the medical community found better strategies for treating high blood pressure, and before the public understood the...

The Healthiest Communities in America 2022

Where are the healthiest places to live in the United States? U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health have the answers in their fifth annual list released in...

Cloudy Cognition in Cannabis Smokers

Long-term use of cannabis (marijuana) may lead to cognitive deficits, suggests a large observational study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in May. Using data from a cohort...

Adulterated Dietary Supplements Still on the Market

Dietary supplements adulterated with undisclosed drugs continue to make their way to consumers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Using the Tainted Dietary...

Ode to Joyce, 1926–2022

Recently, we lost a very dear friend and colleague. In 1984, Dr. Joyce Lashof, then dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, was...

2 Vaccine Updates to Know About

Covid-19 vaccines continue to make headlines around the country, but it’s important to make sure you are also up to date with all other recommended vaccines for your age....