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New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic

New hepatitis C virus infections in the United States nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015.

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Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack, study says

Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs -- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study.

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Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears

The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your ears.

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Vaginal Health 101: Dryness, Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRTs) and Viagra for her

In communities around the world, the vagina seems to be a taboo topic; an irrelevant topic or a touchy topic to say the least. However, in other communities, it seems to be the first line of interest and debate for very loud discussion.

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WYPR launches series on Obamacare and its local impact

Program will educate listeners on the Affordable Care Act

WYPR’s Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast launched a new series this month— “The Checkup: How Health Care Is Changing In Maryland” – a weekly look at how Obamacare is changing health care in Maryland and how the federal law is affecting local residents and businesses.