Medical Mystery: It took more than 50 years to find out why his health was so poor

Once he hit his 30s, Steven Knapp recalled, his health seemed to nose-dive and he suffered unexplained bouts of exhaustion. But invariably when doctors tested him, he said, “my bloodwork was surprisingly good.”

Medical Mystery: It took more than 50 years to find out why his health was so poor

Once he hit his 30s, Steven Knapp recalled, his health seemed to nose-dive and he suffered unexplained bouts of exhaustion. But invariably when doctors tested him, he said, “my bloodwork was surprisingly good.”

How the health of Americans changed in 2019

Public health protections affect our health in countless ways, but they often operate in the background. In 2019, several moved to the forefront. Here are five that had the greatest impact.

How the health of Americans changed in 2019

Public health protections affect our health in countless ways, but they often operate in the background. In 2019, several moved to the forefront. Here are five that had the greatest impact.
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