Public Health

If the researchers are right, screening all women starting at 40 yields a lot of false diagnoses—without any clear benefit.

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Demand for cigarettes is declining, while demand for in-store medical services is booming. 

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These maps from AIDSVu, a group that turns annual HIV infection rates data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into interactive displays, show exactly where new cases were diagnosed between 2008 and 2011—information that the CDC has never mapped before, and which has big implications for public health. 

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Flu Shots in the Firehouse

How to Survive Our Doctor Shortage

In Oakland, firefighters can give you vaccinations—and may soon offer counseling about things like diabetes and asthma. Is this the future of medicine?

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