Who thought flexible spending accounts were a good idea?

Fixing open enrollment starts with staying mad about it

Filling up a flexible spending account for health care can feel like a perverse game of The Price Is Right: Quick, guess how much money you’re going to spend on doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and unforeseen medical emergencies next year. Guess correctly, and you’ll save a little money. Overestimate, and you could lose it (or find … Read more

Editorial: More school mental health counselors a good start. This should be next.

Seanna and Tom story from June: COLUMBIA — Students’ access to mental health counseling in South Carolina schools has improved significantly in the last year, but much work remains to address the ongoing youth crisis, according to this week’s update to Gov. Henry McMaster.  The number of mental health counselors in schools rose by 66%, to … Read more

What does watching violence do to your mind? ‘Nothing good’: 5 tips for maintaining your mental health while following the news

Why Americans are relocating to Mexico City for a better life

The conflict in Israel and Gaza has dominated the news cycle for the last week. Turn on the TV or log on to any social media platform and you’ll be confronted with a barrage of horrific headlines.  While staying informed is important, consuming an excess of graphic images and videos can negatively affect your mental … Read more

Finding a balance in antibiotic medicine: Can we kill bad bacteria while preserving the good?

Finding a balance in antibiotic medicine: Can we kill bad bacteria while preserving the good?

Association of taxa change and treatment outcome at week 8 of treatment. (A) Phylum–class level plot showing change in Proteobacteria–Gammaproteobacteria in culture negative, culture positive, and culture indeterminate participants. (B) Genus level association showing changes in genus Neisseria among participants in culture negative, culture positive, and culture indeterminate groups. Neisseria was reduced by 98% in … Read more