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12 Signs of Endometriosis to Know, Because It’s Not Just Period Pain

There’s another incredibly relevant and upsetting reason that endometriosis can take years to diagnose. “It is my experience that pelvic pain is normalized by some medical providers,” Simpson says. “Women are given the suggestion that severe pain…is normal.” This normalization means that, in some cases, doctors don’t accurately diagnose or treat people with endometriosis until […]

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Some Say If Retail Stores Are Open, Churches Should Be Too. Here’s Why It’s Not So Simple.

Conservative Christian activists have largely framed the debate over whether houses of worship should resume in-person worship as a matter of defending religious freedom. But tucked into these arguments about religious liberty, some have also been pushing a claim that doesn’t seem to stand up to scrutiny ― the claim that if businesses like grocery […]

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COVID-19 Death Forecasts Vary, But All Say It’s Too Early To End Social Distancing

The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was late and lethargic. As a result, the death toll here now tops 75,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, even after weeks of stay-at-home orders, bans on public gatherings, and school and business closures. That’s more dead Americans than the population of Portland, Maine, […]