As e-scooters roll into cities, so do safety concerns
Over the past year, companies have been rolling out electric scooters by the thousands in cities across the country — from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., to Lubbock, Texas. People download the app, find a nearby scooter and then just unlock and ride. But as these shared scooters have spread,... Read more
Grandma was right: Sunshine helps kill germs indoors
An Oregon study finds that rooms exposed to daylight have fewer germs. In fact, the study showed that the lit rooms had about half the viable bacteria (those that are able to grow), compared with dark rooms. Read more
The flu nearly killed him. Get a flu shot, he says now
An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter, according to initial estimates from CDC. It was the highest number of flu related deaths in decades, and Charlie Hinderliter was nearly among them. Now, after 58 days in the hospital, a week in a medically induced coma, two surgeries... Read more
New, cheaper insurance policies may have big gaps
If you’re looking for cheaper health insurance, a whole host of new options hit the market starting Tuesday. But buyer beware!  If you get sick, the new plans – known as short-term, limited duration insurance — may not pay for the medical care you need. Read more
Children caring for parents: Trials and rewards
Caring for a sick parent can be overwhelming for siblings. Often, family dynamics beneath the surface “will basically be put on steroids and brought way out in the open because this process is so stressful,” says Anne Tumlinson, who runs a Washington D.C.-based research firm on aging and who writes... Read more

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