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Rachel Grumman Bender


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Recent articles by Rachel:

Brood X cicadas are coming for the first time in 17 years — and it's going to get loud. How worried should you be?

Periodical cicadas emerge from the ground every 17 years to mate and, according to scientists, it's going to be noisy. → Read More

Pfizer COVID vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15. Experts say it's 'news that a lot of us have been waiting for'

"If the Pfizer vaccine is approved for this age group — age 12 to 15 — and there is vaccine available, there could be a greater shift to normalcy, including camps and activities this summer," one expert tells Yahoo Life. → Read More

Why you need to know these 6 Black women who have fought for social justice causes: ‘I don’t have the privilege to sit back and do nothing’

As part of Yahoo’s Allyship Pledge, we are recognizing and celebrating Black women in feminism and their dedication to social justice causes. → Read More

Study: Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines effective for pregnant, breastfeeding individuals

A new study finds that Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating individuals — and that protection may get passed on to babies as well. → Read More

Tinnitus and COVID-19 connection explained by experts

New study finds an association between tinnitus and hearing loss to COVID-19. → Read More

The 1 question you should never ask others about their COVID-19 vaccine

Although it may be tempting to ask why someone got the COVID-19 vaccine before you did, experts say that, in general, it's best to keep that question to yourself. → Read More

How these famous musicians rallied to help a bandmate with MS

Musician Victoria Williams turned an MS diagnosis into an inspiration for helping other musicians battling health problems. → Read More

Why is bed sharing among parents and infants — more commonly known as co-sleeping — so controversial?

Bed sharing with infants is common for families in many parts of the world, yet it's considered controversial in the U.S. But some experts say that’s for a good reason. → Read More

Are your kids fighting more? Here are 7 expert tips to help them get along

Experts recommend tips to help diffuse sibling jealousy and competitiveness and bring harmony back to your home. → Read More

'I literally felt like I was the only brown woman with MS': how this woman found a community after her surprising diagnosis

After feeling like "the odd man out," Moyna John decided to create her own inclusive community to help support others with multiple sclerosis. → Read More

How a basic need became a multibillion-dollar industry: 'A good night’s sleep is priceless'

Some people are willing to splurge on luxury products in the quest for a better night's sleep. But experts say you don't need to buy high-end goods to get quality shut-eye. → Read More

Is your child having trouble making friends during the pandemic? Try these 6 expert tips

Experts recommend fun and safe ways for kids to stay connected to their friends and even make some new ones. → Read More

30% of COVID survivors may have PTSD: 'This is a very scary experience for the patients'

COVID-19 is taking a serious toll on people’s mental health, with a new study showing that 30 percent of COVID survivors develop PTSD. → Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow’s COVID-19 ‘detox’ regimen could be ‘harmful,’ experts say

The Goop founder said in a blog post that she had COVID “early on” and has been doing intermittent fasting and taking supplements to help with lingering fatigue and brain fog. → Read More

What the Navajo Nation’s successful COVID vaccine rollout can teach the rest of the country

The Navajo Nation is one of the hardest-hit populations in the U.S. when it comes to COVID-19. But a highly successful vaccine rollout is starting to change all that. → Read More

Study makes it clear why women need to prioritize their own health

Death rates from heart disease have gone up in younger women. "This is a bad trend." → Read More

Can gradually gaining weight extend your lifespan? This study says yes

People at a normal weight in early adulthood who slowly become overweight with age live longer, according to a new study — even when compared to those who maintain a normal weight. → Read More

Think twice before sharing your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media

It could make it easier for people to steal your identity or help scammers create fake versions of the vaccine card. → Read More

Why parents have mixed feelings about the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

Parents shared reactions to Johnson & Johnson's announcement that its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 85 percent effective. → Read More

‘Every mom I know is exhausted’: Celebrities, advocates call on President Biden to pay moms for 'unseen and unpaid' labor

Girls Who Code, along with a coalition of celebrities and advocates, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times calling on President Joe Biden to establish a 'Marshall Plan for Moms' during his first 100 days in office. → Read More