Richard Scherr

Rich Scherr

Rich Scherr is an updates strategist and fact checker for Dotdash Meredith brands, including Health and Verywell. He is a seasoned financial and technology journalist who served as editor-in-chief of the Potomac Tech Wire for nearly two decades, and is a regular contributor to the sports pages of The Baltimore Sun. He has also been a news editor for America Online and has contributed to the Associated Press and The Washington Post.

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Latest from Richard Scherr
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When Is Abortion Considered Medically Necessary?
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Abortion rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC, United States on December 01, 2021. The justices weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
What Does It Mean to Overturn Abortion Rights? How the End of Roe v. Wade Will Impact Reproductive Health
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FDA Authorizes New Combined At-Home Test for Covid, Flu and RSV
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Here's How Financial Education Can Improve Your Health
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How the Stress of Carrying Student Debt Can Impact Heart Health Later On
Close-Up Of Lesbian Couple Embracing Kissing Outdoors
FDA Clears First Pair of Underwear to Protect Against STIs During Oral Sex
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The People and Communities That Stand to Be Most Affected if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
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What Is 'Paxlovid Mouth'? People Report 'Bitter, Metallic' Taste After Taking COVID Medication
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FDA Approves First and Only Medication to Treat Chronic Yeast Infections
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Should You Stockpile Plan B as Roe V. Wade Hangs in the Balance?
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Seven Hours of Sleep Is Ideal for Most Adults, Study Finds
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Why the FDA Restricted Use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 2: Pro-choice protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court after news broke that Roe V. Wade is set to be overturned in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2022.
Abortion Is Still Legal in the U.S.—Here's Where the States Currently Stand
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More People Are Using At-Home Tests to Diagnose COVID—How Will We Know if There's Another Surge?
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Even People Who No Longer Menstruate Saw COVID Vaccine-Related Period Symptoms, Research Shows
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Why Monitoring Your Heart Health Matters After Surviving a Stroke
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42 New Genes Have Been Linked to an Increased Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, According to 'Landmark' Study
Woman With Mask On The Cabin Of A Plane.
What Is 'One-Way Masking'—And How Can It Protect You From COVID?
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What Are the Symptoms of BA.2? Common Signs of the Omicron Subvariant
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Patients Who Screen Positive For Depression Are Not Getting Timely Follow-Up Care Study Shows
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MDMA Shows Promise as Treatment for PTSD in New Clinical Trial
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How Electric Light Affects Your Sleep—And Your Health
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How the Proposed Fix to the ACA 'Family Glitch' Will Impact Your Budget
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FDA Authorizes First Breath Test to Detect COVID-19