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Today’s Hep C Drugs Work Better

Hep C patients are being cured with fewer side effects, and researchers are working on a hep C vaccine.

My Two Total Hip Replacements

As scary as that sounds, these surgeries couldn’t have gone any smoother.

Laughing Gas Helps Moms Manage

An old drug is a new option for labor pain.

Children’s Hospital’s Uncertain Future

Three years ago, Children’s Hospital Oakland merged with UC San Francisco and received $50 million from Marc Benioff. Yet now it’s facing major budget cuts.

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.

The Power of Friends and Family

Social networks are key to fighting breast cancer.

Rubbed the Right Way

UC Berkeley students bring natural products into the skin-care world.

Spork for Your Sorrows?

Nikki Huiras practices professional cuddling.

Biohacking Your Way to a Better Brain

Are nootropics—the so-called smart drugs—really that smart?

Rethinking Gender Boundaries

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital expands gender center services to Oakland, spreading awareness for gender-expansive kids.