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"Sometimes, I feel that I am not able to fulfill the Hippocratic Oath."

Insurance approval delays, slower than ideal supply chain contributing to rocky vaccine rollout.

Findings are still "extraordinarily damning," one doctor says.

Ob/gyn organization maintains stated support for reproductive healthcare, including abortion.

A Swiss non-profit will be allowed to bring generic bedaquiline to lower-income countries.

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New York is the latest state to legalize the composting of human remains — a practice that creates a green burial option for dense cities. This piece came out of my health and science reporting capstone project at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Read on Gizmodo.

Broadway dancer Paige Fraser-Hoffman gives back to the Bronx through her foundation, which provides free performing arts and wellness classes for folks with and without physical challenges, such as scoliosis. For The Bronx Times.

Photo: Adrian Childress/BX Times

With support from grant funding, NYC-based organizations are bringing innovative STEM programming to underserved kids, including many in the Bronx. Now, there are STEM kits you can check out from the library and new science and coding clubs for kids throughout the city. For The Bronx Times.

Photo: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL, BX Times

Set it and forget it — for several hours, anyway. You may just fall in love with this convenient, reusable period option. For Everyday Health.

All reasons to seek an abortion are valid, but some can be a matter of life and death. For Everyday Health.

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I coded an interactive map that shows the name, address, and nearest community board of every NYC Greenthumb Community Garden from public data.

For Everyday Health, I analyzed data from an informal reader poll about abortion access and Roe v. Wade in response to the leaked Supreme Court decision. 

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At least 20 million LGBTQ+ adults in the United States experience worse heart health than straight, cis people. Circumstances such as discrimination, barriers to receiving care, and higher levels of smoking, drinking, drug use, and stress can impact heart health.

Health data and survey results from more than 60,000 people in the US revealed an association between discrimination and depression during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having as few as two alcoholic drinks per week can lead to cognitive decline, according to new research from the University of Oxford.

Like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, knowing how to staunch a bleeding wound could help save a life if the unthinkable happens. Training programs like Stop the Bleed can give you the confidence and knowledge to help save a life.

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Your state may have changed its abortion laws & made abortion information harder to find. 

Abortion rights will now be legislated at the state level. That leaves many people asking: Where will I get my birth control? It’s important to plan ahead and know your rights

The FDA found unlisted traces of Cialis and Viagra in honey products marketed for sexual enhancement. Those drugs can have dangerous interactions with common medications.

The CDC alerted healthcare workers of a surge in parechovirus cases. The virus is usually harmless in young kids, but a subvariant has led to serious illness in some infants.

In 2021, there were only 11 deaths from shark attacks globally and 73 attacks in total. While the risk of a deadly shark attack is minimal, you may feel safer knowing a few safety protocols. 

It could be the coup de grâce for charcuterie — or at least time to cut back. French authorities have confirmed that processed meats can increase the risk of colorectal cancer.