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Want the latest health and medicine news, but only have a few minutes to spare? Turn to STAT’s Morning Rounds newsletter. Writer Megan Thielking expertly distills everything from promising new research and disease outbreaks to drug pricing squabbles and food recalls for tens of thousands of subscribers each weekday morning. Readers aren’t just scrolling through a list of headlines. In a series of short items, they get the full rundown: the background, the key takeaways, and the caveats — enlivened by charts, GIFs, and illustrations. Packaged in a clean, crisp design, the newsletter is full of exclusives, smart takes, and negative study findings that normally go unreported. Morning Rounds is a must-read for anyone working in or simply just interested in science and health care.

For your consideration, here are five standout editions from 2018:

  • Friday, Feb. 9: Government shuts down briefly, norovirus at the Olympics, & modified mosquitoes
  • Thursday, March 22: Spending bill unveiled, ‘right to try’ passed, & a new CDC director
  • Monday, Oct. 1Nobel Prize in medicine, research on pregnant women, & cancer survival rates
  • Monday, Oct. 15: CDC removed Ebola response staff in DRC, Azar talks drug prices, & e-cig marketing
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: Election rundown, more polio-like illnesses, & blood pressure problems

The complete Morning Rounds archive can be found here.