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healthy findings blog

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Should we consider vaping to be friend or foe?

Dr. Jennifer McClure discusses the rise in deaths and injuries associated with vaping and what you should know about this risk.

drug safety

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FDA to expand drug-safety monitoring capacity

New funding will establish an innovation center, to be led by Harvard Pilgrim in partnership with KPWHRI and others.

cancer screening

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Mailing home HPV test may offer alternative to Pap screen

Dr. Diana Buist and team reflect on HOME trial showing 50 percent screening boost in underscreened women.


Our research

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.