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Health & Fitness / The Wall Street Journal

The Hidden Safety Risks of Your Amazon Order

Amazon's pursuit of boundless selection has led it to become a massive marketplace with millions of sellers. But has this business strategy put customers at risk? WSJ investigates how unsafe products, including children's products and toys, have become available for purchase. Photo: John P. Campbell for The Wall Street Journal

23 Aug 2019 5:56 pm
Science of Work: The Health Costs of Stress

In this episode, digital science editor Daniela Hernandez participates in a week-long experiment to find out how work-related stress impacts our bodies and to measure her own resilience. Photo: Natalia V. Osipova/The Wall Street Journal

19 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Democratic Candidates Spar Over Who Has Best Health Plan

Sen. Kamala Harris defended her health plan against other candidates in Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, who said her plan would make employer-provided coverage illegal. Photo: Getty

1 Aug 2019 8:55 am
In the Wake of Hurricanes, Crisis Investors See Opportunity

As the frequency of costly natural disasters rises in the U.S., real-estate speculators are seeing opportunity. One such investor has found a profitable niche in the region hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. WSJ recently followed Eugene Ursu as he drove around Panama City, Fla., searching for damaged homes to flip.

30 Jul 2019 8:36 pm
What Is (and Isn’t) Medicare for All

Medicare for All has dominated the Democratic presidential campaign. Some candidates support Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan, but others have different ideas for how to get to universal coverage. WSJ explains what Medicare for All is, what it isn’t, and how some of the major health care plans out there would change the health insurance industry.

22 Jul 2019 3:00 pm
All 10 Candidates Support Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

In Thursday night’s presidential debate on NBC, all 10 Democratic hopefuls showed support for access to health care for everyone — regardless of immigration status. Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters

28 Jun 2019 8:55 am
Democrats Divided on Medicare for All in First Debate

Ten Democratic presidential candidates squared off in their first debate, hosted by NBC, with split opinions on eliminating private insurance and big applause for “reproductive justice.” Photo: Reuters

27 Jun 2019 9:20 am
Wound Care: A Scandal-Scarred Biomedical Firm and Its Government Patrons

MiMedx drove sales of its tissue grafts through improper means to the Department of Veterans Affairs and other clients, according to former employees. Gretchen Morgenson of The Wall Street Journal investigates the alleged fraud and the help the company got from its friends in government.

14 Jun 2019 9:38 pm
Conservative States Seize Opportunity to Challenge Roe v. Wade

With the recent appointments of two conservative justices to the Supreme Court, conservative state lawmakers are working to overturn Roe v. Wade. WSJ’s Supreme Court Reporter Jess Bravin takes a look at key Supreme Court decisions about abortion. Graphic illustration: Laura Kammermann

10 Jun 2019 4:30 pm
How States Are Taking Aim at Measles

With measles outbreaks continuing to rise as the summer travel season heats up, WSJ’s Lorie Hirose takes a look at state vaccination laws and what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doing to fight the disease. Photo Illustration: Laura Kammermann

5 Jun 2019 4:30 pm
How Drug Prices Work

Drug pricing is complicated and secretive. WSJ explains how the flow of money, drugs and rebates behind the scenes may drive up the price of prescription medicine for consumers. Illustration: Mallory Brangan

28 May 2019 4:30 pm
How Smartphones Sabotage Your Brain’s Ability to Focus

Our phones give us instant gratification. But there’s a cost: loss of attention and productivity. WSJ's Daniela Hernandez goes on a quest to understand the science of distractions and what you can do stay be more focused and productive. Photo/Illustration: Natalia V. Osipova/Drew Evans

16 May 2019 3:00 pm
How to Set Up Your Desk Ergonomically

Our desks weren't made for us. They were made for everyone. So Jon Cinkay from the Hospital for Special Surgery is here to show you how to make your desk adapt to you and not the other way around. Photo: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal

14 May 2019 3:00 pm
What Big Tech Is (And Isn't) Doing to Fight Antivaccine Misinformation

As the U.S. battles the largest measles outbreak in decades, big tech companies like Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp are trying to tamp down the spread of misinformation about vaccines. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton explains. Photo Composite: Adele Morgan/The Wall Street Journal

13 May 2019 3:30 pm
Why Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise (It’s More Than Just Smartphones)

The number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. reached a nearly 30-year high in 2018, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. WSJ explains what might be driving that trend. Illustration: Mallory Brangan/The Wall Street Journal

26 Apr 2019 4:30 pm