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What new questions will I be asked when I donate blood?

The Food and Drug Administration drafted guidelines for blood donations that do away with some long-standing disqualifications for gay and bisexual men.

FDA advisers favor retiring original covid shot and using newer version

The original coronavirus shot would be retired in favor of one that targets both the original strain of the coronavirus and the omicron variant.

FDA eases blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men after years of protest

Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships could donate blood without abstaining from sex under an FDA proposal, ending a vestige of the earliest days of the AIDS crisis.

New study finds 6 ways to slow memory decline and lower dementia risk

A new study from China identified “healthy lifestyle factors” associated with slower memory loss and a lower risk of dementia in elderly people.

HIV at center of latest culture war after Tennessee rejects federal funds

The red-state pushback mirrors tensions over federal priorities on covid, abortion and other health issues

Do bivalent boosters work against XBB.1.5? Vaccine questions, answered.

New CDC data shows updated boosters are cutting risk of getting sick from covid-19 by about half.

J. Richard Steadman, orthopedic guru for elite athletes, dies at 85

Dr. Steadman introduced surgical innovations including harnessing the body’s stem cells to stimulate growth of new cartilage in injured knees.

VHC Health plans $80 million Arlington behavioral health facility

The new Arlington facility will include at least 112 beds.

How to prevent and treat chronic constipation

Increasing fiber intake, drinking enough fluids, paying attention to timing, adopting the right posture and exercising can help relieve constipation.

How to prevent and treat chronic constipation

Increasing fiber intake, drinking enough fluids, paying attention to timing, adopting the right posture and exercising can help relieve constipation.

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