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Missourians are Dying from COVID-19 Misinformation

I run into too many people who are making the potentially deadly mistake of underestimating both the risk of COVID-19 infection and the benefit of the vaccine. Many people believe vaccine myths or fixate on the exceptions to the rule, essentially choosing to swim with the sharks rather than get in the lifeboat....

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Fertility? Here’s What the Experts Say

When the first COVID-19 vaccine crossed the finish line and was approved for use in the U.S., the first piece of misinformation about the vaccine wasn’t far behind. A social media myth claimed the vaccine could cause infertility in women. MU Health Care family medicine doctor Laura Morris, MD, has heard it so many times, she doesn’t even wait for her patients to bring it up....

COVID-19: Baby Bust or Baby Boom?

Global birth rates have been declining for decades. But when the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us wondered whether we'd be facing a baby boom from being on lockdown. Instead, the opposite happened....

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Egg-Freezing Technology

If you're in your peak reproductive years, but not in the headspace (or literal space) to start a family, you're in good company: Many women in their 20s and early 30s are putting off pregnancy to focus on work, play or just surviving the uncertainty that has accompanied COVID-19....

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