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The Benefits of Checking Blood Pressure at Home
People with high blood pressure do best when they monitor their pressure often. They find this is easiest when they take their BP at home.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Keeping An Eye on Kids' Success in School
A program that tests kids' vision to make sure they can see the blackboard and their assignments can yield big improvements in performance.
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
COVID Vaccines Give People — and the Economy — a Shot
Data show that vaccines prevented millions of cases and saved as much as $1.4 trillion in just the first five months they were available.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Internet Therapy Good for Some, but Not All
Online cognitive behavioral therapy, with its on-demand capabilities, can really help those with symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
Doctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer’s Drug
The recent FDA approval of the drug Aduhelm has created a quandary for doctors and patients. Can its modest effectiveness justify its cost?
Who’s Monitoring Health App Privacy?
Health apps let us see our test results, appointments and monitor activity, but some have questionable privacy policies.
A Surge in Pediatric Telehealth Visits
More children saw their doctors online during the pandemic. It's convenient, but not suitable for every condition, and not all enjoy access.
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