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More than 22 million Americans lost their jobs at the start of the pandemic. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Raising the minimum wage is a health issue, too

It's not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
Gene-based vaccines had never been approved for humans before the coronavirus pandemic. Juan Gaertner/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

3 medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Frequent social media use does not necessarily equate to addiction. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

No, you are not addicted to your digital device, but you may have a habit you want to break

People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.
Patients with overweight or obesity issues make up more than 70% of the U.S. population. Peter Dazeley via Getty Images

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
A laboratory technician wearing full personal protective equipment handles live samples taken from people tested for the coronavirus. ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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Who is doing all those COVID-19 tests? Why you should care about medical laboratory professionals

The pandemic is placing strain not just on doctors and nurses but the medical laboratory professionals who conduct the billions of medical tests behind the scenes.
Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

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The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

As the coronavirus rages, a vaccine finally is available for certain groups of people and will soon be ready for other groups. But there are plenty of questions. A doctor answers five here.
A woman from one of the Mosuo farming communities in southwest China. The Mosuo were participants in a groundbreaking study examining gender-based health disparities. Siobhan Mattison

Women’s health is better when women have more control in their society

Living in societies with gender bias can harm women's health.

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