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I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?

I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what? Don’t panic. U.S. health officials on Tuesday recommended pausing vaccinations with J&J’s shot as they look into reports of six clots out of nearly 7 million doses given in the country. Health officials say to be vigilant, but to remember that reports of blood clots […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care makes some surprising appearances in President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, even though more health proposals are expected in a second proposal later this month. The bill that would help rebuild roads, bridges and broadband capabilities also includes $400 billion to help […]

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Making the case for adjusting quality measures for social risk factors

A new analysis by a team of researchers led by Dr. David Nerenz of Henry Ford Health System suggests that accounting for social risk factors like poverty, housing instability and transportation insecurity can have meaningful impact on healthcare quality measures without compromising quality of care. In a report published today in Health Affairs, researchers make […]

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The Surprising Drink That Can Help Reduce Your Rosacea

If you’re one of the 14 million people living with rosacea (via the American Academy of Dermatology Association), you have probably tried many methods like Azelaic acid to help calm the redness across your cheeks and nose. You are in good company if you have the condition because high-profile figures, like Princess Diana and former president Bill Clinton […]

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All the Reasons You Should Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Diet

Around every New Year, Google searches for turmeric tea spike. It is one of those elixirs whose benefits are numerous, wide and vaguely remembered, hence the Google searches. Turmeric has been used medicinally for centuries in India and surrounding countries. Naturopaths and dietitians have been recommending it for decades. “The benefits of turmeric go into […]

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How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life

The human gut microbiota largely reaches an adult-like composition by five years of age, but important differences remain, finds a study published on March 31st in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Several bacterial taxa that have been associated with human health are acquired late in childhood and have not reached their adult abundance by […]