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Rachel Grumman Bender


Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rachel:

What everyone should know about antibiotics, according to experts

Antibiotics are very effective but that doesn’t mean they’re meant to treat every cough, ache and sniffle. So when do you actually need one? Here's what experts say. → Read More

People are having more sex around the holidays — here's why

Experts say there are several reasons why interest in sex picks up over the holidays. → Read More

‘She was gasping for breath’: Moms share the ‘terrifying’ experience of having a baby hospitalized with RSV

One mom was told if she had put her baby to bed that night instead of going to the emergency room, “we wouldn’t have had her in the morning.” → Read More

Sex doesn't stop after 60: 'We can stay sexually zesty and vibrant'

Sex after 60 does have its challenges, but author Joan Price says it can also be “sizzling.” → Read More

Lottery fever: Why do giant jackpots like Powerball whip people into a frenzy?

With the Powerball jackpot now up to $1 billion, lottery fever is in the air. Despite low odds, experts explain how winning is a "powerful fantasy." → Read More

Creeped out by clowns? You’re not alone — here’s why.

Somewhere along the way, clowns went from cheery characters — often the highlight event at kids’ birthday parties — to becoming the stuff of nightmares. → Read More

CDC recommends adding COVID vaccines to routine childhood immunizations — here's what that means

COVID-19 vaccines may be added to childhood immunizations next year. But some are confused about what that means. An expert explains. → Read More

Here's what pregnancy actually looks like before 10 weeks. Experts explain why we don't see these images more often.

Photos of what pregnancy tissue from early abortions at 5 to 9 weeks looks like have gone viral. → Read More

Women share what it's like to have facial paralysis from Bell's palsy: 'This is not my face'

Bell’s palsy, also known as idiopathic facial paralysis, comes on suddenly and is more common in pregnant women. → Read More

Folic acid may help lower risk of suicide attempts, study says. Experts say it could be a ‘major breakthrough.’

The study found a link between prescription folic acid — which is inexpensive and widely available — and a 44% lower rate of suicide attempts. → Read More

Should kids take mental health days? Here’s what experts think

How can parents assess whether their child or teen needs to take a mental health day? Experts explain. → Read More

5 facts about vaginal discharge every woman should know

Vaginal discharge is often misunderstood, but it plays a key role in keeping the vagina healthy. → Read More

Doctors are prescribing the weight loss drug semaglutide. Here's what you need to know, according to experts and people who have tried it.

The weight loss drug semaglutide is being hailed as a “game changer.” But how does it work? And is it safe? Here’s what experts say. → Read More

Confused about COVID right now? Here’s what you need to know about emerging variants and vaccines.

If you're confused about the many COVID variants, you're not alone. Here's what experts are telling us. → Read More

When is the best time to get a flu shot? Here’s what doctors say.

When should you get a flu shot? And can you get a flu shot at the same time as the Omicron booster? Here’s what experts say. → Read More

What every parent needs to know about hot car deaths — and how to prevent them

Hot car deaths happen year-round and can happen to anyone. Here's what parents need to know to prevent them. → Read More

Teens, whipped cream and nitrous oxide: Should parents worry about whippets?

Nitrous oxide is found in small steel cartridges. Some teens inhale them to get high. Here's what parents need to know. → Read More

Who should get the Omicron booster? Here's what experts say.

Who's eligible for the new Omicron booster? And do we really need one? Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Why 'breast is best' can send a harmful message: 'If your baby needs more, they need more'

Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi of the Fed Is Best Foundation didn’t know her exclusively breastfeed newborn wasn’t getting milk and was slowly starving. → Read More

6 things school nurses want parents to know as kids head back to school

Five school nurses share what they want parents to know to help keep their kids healthy and ready for the school year. → Read More