• Sonya Collins

  • Blood Ties

    January 9, 2017

    It began three months before her wedding day in 2012, when Rebekah Bradford Plath had just started hormonal birth control. “I immediately had swelling in…

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  • Dial M for Medicine

    September 29, 2016

    During her freshman year at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Isabella San Miguel woke to pounding on her dorm-room door. She bolted upright in her…

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  • Determining a Drug Response

    June 15, 2016

    The pain was too intense to ignore. Sixteen years later, Tony Cirrincione still remembers it. He was on a weekend ski trip, and he staggered…

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  • Benefits of Activity Trackers

    April 5, 2016

    In the 2013 film Her, Theodore(Joaquin Phoenix) falls head over heels in love with his computer operating system. After meeting “her,” he never wants to…

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  • Growing a Family Tree

    January 11, 2016

    Sonny Varela comes from a Hispanic neighborhood in East Bakersfield, California. The only son of a single mother of mixed Native American and Hispanic heritage,…

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  • When Cancer Runs in the Family

    June 29, 2015

    A fter Lucy Benton completed her breast cancer treatment 16 years ago, she thought she was done with cancer. Then last year, the 68-year-old Texas…

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  • More Than Skin Deep

    March 30, 2015

    For centuries, authors, researchers, and politicians have tried to use science to classify the “races.” Their attempts have resulted in divisive books, theories such as…

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