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.
From free Krispy Kreme doughnuts to free beer from Budweiser, here are all the things a COVID-19 vaccine qualifies you for.
Vin Mariani, a 19th-century wine, contained a potent jolt of coca leaves—which prompted Pope Leo XIII to sing its praises.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is worth celebrating on social media, but not if you’re risking identity theft to do it.
Some call it a 'furp,' or the passing of air and gas from both ends simultaneously. Can it happen, or has nature forbidden it?
There’s a lot of confusion about endometriosis symptoms, treatment, and other basics. We spoke to a specialist to set the record straight.
Two of the three vaccines with Emergency Use Authorization in the United States require two doses, and skipping the second isn't optional. Here's why.
The CDC's studies show that the risk of transmission for the coronavirus is significantly reduced when two parties are both wearing fitted and layered masks, echoing earlier recommendations from experts.
If we’re being pedantic here (and we are), ‘vaccination’ and ‘immunization’ shouldn't be used interchangeably.
When she graduated from medical school in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell earned more than an M.D.: she also earned the distinction of becoming America’s first woman doctor.
The practice of doubling up on masks has been gaining attention, but it's not new advice. An expert explains.
COVID-19 restrictions are difficult, but at least we don’t have to carry 6-foot canes to make sure we’re properly social distancing.
Ancient kung fu techniques seemingly allow experts to absorb groin strikes without flinching. Is it a trick, or are they just nuts?
There are many weird ways to die. But Gouverneur Morris’s DIY whale-bone catheter might take the cake.
The deal will create a total of 200 million vaccine doses from Pfizer to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
As states begin to get Pfizer's vaccine, certain groups will be prioritized. Here's who might be ahead of you in line.
Seventy years ago, a polio epidemic swept through Wytheville, Virginia—and the town went on lockdown.
Starbucks is saying thank you to frontline workers helping the country through the coronavirus pandemic with the gift of free coffee throughout December.
Doctors’ white coats became common in the late 19th century, but they’ve recently given rise to “white coat syndrome.”
The "cytokine storms" that precede severe illness in patients with COVID-19 has been poorly understood. New research has traced the risk of lung damage and organ failure to two key proteins that have the potential to be treated with drugs.
Pfizer's vaccine, which uses messenger RNA to instruct the body to mount a defense against the coronavirus, is showing highly promising results in the first real evidence of efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine trial.
Woodrow Wilson never publicly acknowledged the 1918 influenza pandemic—not even after he caught the virus himself.