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The New Infectious Disease Strategies

The theme of the spring/summer issue’s special section is infectious disease, a field that demands more than “safe, small-minded science.” Plus: the vexing mysteries of long COVID, xylazine and the new overdose crisis, firearm forensics in the courtroom, and protecting mental health in Ukraine.

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An award-winning podcast covering the latest on COVID as well as other urgent public health issues including racism, gun violence, mental health, climate change, and overdose.

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How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here's What You Should Know

Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19.

Here's how they work and what you should know about them.

What is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Does it Happen? What Can You Do to Take Preventive Measures?

Affecting about 44 million people globally, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It could begin progressing 20 years or more before symptoms become apparent. 

Though we're still learning about this disease, experts believe there are things you can do to be proactive about your brain health—and potentially prevent Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.