When the crowds die down in the vacation paradise of Malindi, Kenya, it’s hard to ignore that this is a town struggling with drugs and HIV.

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In 1972, the New York Times reported that more than 3,000 people in the U.S. choked to death that year.

Enter: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, whose “Pop Goes the Café Coronary” — an essay published in June 1974 —  detailed what became known as “the Heimlich Maneuver.”

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Part of your body is going extinct right now

We’re not talking about your appendix.

We’re referring to microbes — a good bacteria that boosts your immunity, protects you from infection and produces the enzymes you need to digest your food.

But due to the overuse of antibiotics, C-sections and modern sanitation, humans in the U.S. have lost a third of their microbial diversity, mostly on their skin and in their stomachs and digestive tracts.

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You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.
You have to be a pal and a confidante.
Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.

You have to be a pal and a confidante.

Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

"Someone is dying aline in the night.

The hospital hums like a consciousness.”

When poetry meets medicine.

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Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon?

Not without the help of prostitutes like Hawa Abdallah. She knows how HIV spreads, she is tested regularly and she’s confident enough to insist that her customers use condoms every time.

Learn more about her life in Tanzania and the country’s HIV rebound.

Smoking has been banned in 843 parks and more than 150 beaches in the last 20 years. Supposedly this ban is to protect the safety of non-smokers. But a new article in Health Affairs says otherwise: public health officials are trying to get smokers to quit smoking.

Smoking has been banned in 843 parks and more than 150 beaches in the last 20 years. Supposedly this ban is to protect the safety of non-smokers. But a new article in Health Affairs says otherwise: public health officials are trying to get smokers to quit smoking.

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Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, the U.S. ranks only 27th worldwide in infant mortality.
Learn about one expert’s take here.

Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, the U.S. ranks only 27th worldwide in infant mortality.

Learn about one expert’s take here.