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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....

Breaking Down the Science Behind mRNA Vaccines

By now we’ve all heard the phrase “mRNA vaccine,” and for good reason — the latest COVID-19 vaccines are the first of their kind. But if you’re wondering what mRNA actually means and how it works, we’ve got your breakdown right here....

Sorry to Tell You, but Your Weirdest Symptoms May Just Be Stress

It’s just another ordinary day at work when you feel a migraine coming on. You see flashing spots, which make it hard to focus on tasks. You try to push through the day, but you’re certain it’s getting worse. Instant panic sets in as you turn to Google for answers. Is it a tumor? A stroke? Are you going blind? You decide it’s best to schedule an appointment with your doctor to figure things out....

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