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Women's Health

Study finds various treatments can reduce vaginal discomfort from sex

Dr. Katherine Newton co-wrote JAMA Internal Medicine paper comparing vaginal estrogen, moisturizer, and placebo gel.

Read it in News and Events

Mental Health

Exercise: Your Rx to prevent depression?

If your New Year’s resolution about exercise is flagging, Dr. Greg Simon offers some late-winter motivation.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Health Tip

Controlling blood sugar reduces dementia risk, even if you don’t have diabetes.

Our Research

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We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.