Blog Profile / The Checkup


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup
Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:4915
Posts / Week:14.7
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Ranchers and fishing industry praise plan for more access to federally protected areas.

A man wrestled a rattlesnake to show off. He was bit in the face and nearly died.

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

"I was playing with it like little kids do,” Victor Pratt said from a hospital, through cheeks swollen nearly shut.

A 50-year effort to raise endangered whooping cranes comes to an end

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Due to federal budget cuts, a research center that has produced hundreds of “whooper” chicks for reintroduction will now focus on its other projects.

An eye-opening history of chicken dinners and antibiotic resistance

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Maryn McKenna says the drugs used to raise poultry have created a serious health threat.

For rappers, wealth doesn’t always rhyme with health

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Documentary asks hip-hop celebrities how they stay healthy — or not.

When addicts steal their pet’s painkillers, what’s a vet to do?

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

To fight opioid abuse, some states are requiring checks on owners’ prescription histories.

After disaster strikes, science often benefits

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Hurricanes, droughts, oil spills, wildfires are natural labs for research.

How Siri, Alexa, Google Now and others can be hijacked without your knowing it

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Sounds imperceptible to humans were used for phone calls, texts and social media posts.

Caring at home for a child with cancer can leave family members with risky tasks

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Complex care is needed to prevent infection. Many parents don’t know how to provide it.

Tampa Bay’s escape from Irma was more than luck, some say.

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Experts worry that myths will make people complacent about the danger of hurricanes.

What caused the mysterious lights in the night sky after Mexico’s earthquake?

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Flashes of light and glowing globes are electrical discharges rising from the ground.

The Cassini spacecraft just crashed into Saturn

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The epic end to a pioneering mission that revolutionized how scientists see the ringed planet.

The stunning underwater picture this photographer wishes 'didn’t exist'

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

California nature photographer Justin Hofman snapped the picture off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumbawa.

Prevention Experts Propose Easing Advice On Number Of Cervical Cancer Screenings

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Don’t get two when one will do. Instead of getting both a Pap test and an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer, many women should get just one or the other at regular intervals, according to a draft...

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient's genitals — and the foreign object lodged there

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The serious breach of privacy for an unconscious patient led to the suspension of one physician for 28 days, another for a week and the ousting of the surgical services nursing director.

EPA will reconsider Obama-era safeguards on coal waste

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Critics called the move another example of the Trump administration putting the concerns of industry over public health.

Selena Gomez's kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Selena Gomez's fans were stunned that someone so young and seemingly healthy could have needed a kidney transplant. But the disorder she suffers from — lupus — affects many young women in similar ways.

Watch an electric eel zap a biologist in the name of science

last weekHealth : The Checkup

When asked about the shock, the scientist said, “I was impressed. Let’s put it that way.”

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