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This pandemic seems to have no end. But years living with sarcoidosis has taught me we can get through this.

I routinely “lost” whole years when my heart and brain were attacked by the disease, a chronic and potentially lethal inflammatory ailment. Health

6 tips to help you detect fake science news

If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it just might be. Health

Nation’s health by the numbers can be found at CDC-affiliated blog

The National Center for Health Statistics compiles and releases tons of data on such issues as coronavirus deaths, drug overdoses, mental health and others. Health

As more states legalize marijuana, more children accidentally ingest THC-laced edibles

Poison control centers say candy-like pot edibles are falling into the hands — and mouths — of kids. Health

Biden administration removes Trump-era restrictions on fetal tissue research

NIH reverses internal ban on purchase of fetal tissue and eliminates ethics review for grant applications from university researchers. Health

Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes

Advocates demand action against a product that has increased illnesses and death in Black communities. Health

Biden officials rescind Trump’s okay for Texas’s $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan

Friday letter is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Health

Biden administration poised to change Trump restrictions on fetal tissue research

HHS secretary says NIH will make an announcement Friday, potentially restoring research that uses cells from abortions. Health
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