Jamie Ducharme, TIME.com

Jamie Ducharme


Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Jamie:

Volunteering May Boost Kids' Well-Being, Study Says

It's associated with better mental and physical health. → Read More

Exclusive: More Than 70% of Americans Feel Failed by the Health Care System

More than 70% of U.S. adults say the health care system fails them in some way, according to data from the Harris Poll. → Read More

The Pandemic Didn't Really Change How Americans Think About Sickness

Many experts predicted the pandemic would make people more thoughtful about illness and more likely to stay home when sick. But did it? → Read More

Why Allergy Seasons Are Getting Worse

Allergy seasons are getting worse and longer due to climate change, which may worsen symptoms and lead to other complications. → Read More

You Have a Week to Stock Up on Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The COVID-19 public health emergency ends May 11, giving most people a week to stock up on free at-home COVID-19 tests through insurance. → Read More

Almost a Third of High School Girls Considered Suicide in 2021

Almost a third of U.S. female high-school students seriously considered suicide in 2021, according to data from the CDC. → Read More

I Tried to Cure My Burnout. Here's What Happened

Experts say employees can’t eliminate burnout on their own. I set out to prove them wrong. → Read More

Why Work Friends Are Crucial for Your Health

Friendships and social support in the workplace can improve mental and physical health and job satisfaction, research shows. → Read More

Is Any Kind of Baby Powder Safe to Use?

Talc baby powder is associated with health risks including cancer. But is cornstarch baby powder safe to use? → Read More

Should You Take an Antiviral to Prevent Long COVID?

Preliminary studies suggest drugs including Paxlovid and metformin may help prevent Long COVID. Should you take them if you catch COVID-19? → Read More

Sick With Something That Isn't COVID-19 or the Flu? Here's What It Might Be

If you're sick but testing negative for COVID-19 and the flu, you may be sick with another respiratory virus, like human metapneumovirus. → Read More

For People with Eating Disorders, the Buzz About Ozempic Is a Nightmare

Ozempic, the diabetes drug used off-label for weight loss, is trending. As it gets popular, people with eating disorders are struggling. → Read More

People Who Think They're Attractive Are Less Likely to Wear Masks, Study Says

A study finds that people are more likely to wear masks at this stage of the pandemic if they think they enhance their appearance. → Read More

Long Waits, Short Appointments, Huge Bills: U.S. Health Care Is Causing Patient Burnout

With long waits, short appointments, and huge bills, patients are burned out by the U.S. medical system—and that's bad for public health. → Read More

Four-Day Work Weeks Are Good for Your Health, a Large Study Finds

A large pilot study in the U.K. found that four-day work weeks are good for employees health, well-being, and job performance. → Read More

Adding Exercise to Therapy May Make It More Effective

Research suggests that exercise can enhance the benefits of mental-health treatments including therapy and medication. → Read More

What's the Point of PCR Tests Anymore?

At-home rapid tests for COVID-19 are more convenient. But experts say there are still times when a PCR test is useful. → Read More

Why It's So Hard to Have Your Fertility Tested

Many couples don't realize they have infertility until they try to get pregnant. But getting fertility testing before then can be tough. → Read More

Researchers May Have Found a Way to Slow Human Aging

A new study suggests prolonged calorie restriction may reduce the pace at which people age, offering a potential clue for slowing aging. → Read More

Psychedelics May Be Part of U.S. Medicine Sooner Than You Think

Australia will soon allow psychedelics MDMA and psilocybin to be used medically. The U.S. may not be too far behind, some experts say. → Read More