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Life-saving medical advances shouldn't be scary, but these notorious anti-vaxxers in history didn't get the memo.
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Science has done some incredible things, but finding a cure for the leaky sniffles has proven elusive.
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You might think that urine is just bodily waste—but you would be wrong. It's been used in cleansers, medicine, and infertility treatments for centuries.
Who was Clara Barton, really? Transcribing her personal documents can help shed light on a complex question.
From eradicating smallpox to battling the COVID-19 pandemic, these vaccine pioneers have helped make colossal strides in public health.
The COVID-19 vaccination card provides information about your vaccination status. While you don't need to put it in a bank vault, there are some things to keep in mind.