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Rachel Grumman Bender


Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rachel:

CDC says at least 17 people have West Nile virus — here’s how to distinguish symptoms from COVID-19

According to the CDC, 17 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to the agency. In some cases, the virus can cause flu-like symptoms similar to that of COVID-19 symptoms. → Read More

New study identifies 6 'clusters' of COVID-19 symptoms, could help 'predict' severe cases

A new study found that COVID-19 symptoms come in six different “clusters,” which may help predict which patients are more at risk and in need of respiratory support. → Read More

New study shows limitations, risks of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19

A new study on the drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin found that they didn't help improve patients with COVID-19, and in some cases, caused heart rhythm problems. → Read More

Lyme disease or coronavirus? Here’s how to tell the two apart

Although Lyme disease and COVID-19 are very different diseases, a few of the symptoms are similar, which can lead to some confusion. → Read More

Experts predict 'profound' decline in world population, continuing drop in fertility rate

The global population is projected to decline by the year 2100, which could have “profound economic, social, and geopolitical impacts in many countries." → Read More

'We are hurt. We are angry': Black CDC employees urge agency to address 'long-festering disease of racial discrimination'

Black employees at the CDC penned a letter to the center's director about the "racism and discrimination" they say they've experienced at the federal agency. → Read More

Can your blood type predict whether you’re more or less susceptible to the coronavirus?

Recent studies suggest there may be a link between a person’s blood type and their risk of coronavirus. → Read More

ABC bans ad about new mom's postpartum reality from airing during the Oscars

A feminine hygiene ad that depicts postpartum reality for one mom was banned by ABC from airing during the Oscars for being "too graphic." → Read More

The flu has killed 10,000 Americans as the world worries over coronavirus

While coronavirus is certainly worrisome, there’s another major health threat that seems to be getting lost in the fray: the flu, which as already killed 10,000 people in the U.S. → Read More

9-year-old boy stranded in China due to coronavirus outbreak — what can families do to bring loved ones home?

David Neer, who lives in Washington, is trying to get his 9-year-old son, Daniel, home from China, but travel restrictions due to the coronavirus may mean his son could be stuck there for months. → Read More

Coronavirus myths debunked: Here's what you need to know

Misinformation and fear about the novel coronavirus — which was declared a global health emergency on Thursday — have been spreading almost as quickly as the virus itself. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

American family stranded in Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak because of passport issue

An American family is stranded in Wuhan, China, amid the coronavirus outbreak after they were unable to locate the daughter’s passport in time for evacuation back to the U.S. → Read More

FDA warns Purell to stop claiming hand sanitizers help kill the flu, Ebola and MRSA

The FDA fired off a warning letter to Purell's parent company, Gojo Industries, over their marketing claims that the hand sanitizer could kill viruses such as the flu and Ebola. → Read More

Single mom who vaped for only 6 weeks is hospitalized, placed in medically induced coma

A woman who used e-cigarettes for only six weeks was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma — and doctors say vaping is to blame. → Read More

'The Goop Lab' and other controversial documentaries: Why Netflix is facing criticism for promoting 'pseudoscience'

Critics are concerned that Netflix's "The Goop Lab" is peddling "pseudoscience." But this isn’t the first time the streaming service has created controversy with its health documentaries. → Read More

What migraine sufferers need to know about Excedrin as production is halted

The move to stop production on both drugs stems from inconsistencies with the ingredients, which are acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. → Read More

U.S. has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus — here’s what you need to know

The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed by the CDC. The virus has already infected more than 200 people in China and killed at least 6 people. → Read More

ESPN reporter who died at 34 didn’t know he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma — how common is it to not know?

ESPN reporter, Edward Aschoff, died at 34 years old. It wasn't until after his death that a lung biopsy revealed he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. → Read More

Wealthy people stay healthy 9 years longer in old age than those who struggle financially, says new study

Wealth, as well as higher education, can add more healthy years to your life in old age, according to a new study. → Read More

U.S. birth rates have dropped by more than half — here’s why

Birth rates in the U.S. have dropped by more than half since the post-World War II baby boom and are at a record low, according to the CDC. → Read More