When did the sun turn bad? A brief history of tanning

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Get ready: Reminders to wear sunscreen will soon be everywhere. For that we can thank medical researchers who challenged the popularity of... Read more

Taken for a ride? Driverless cars, ethics, and public health

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Driverless cars, or “autonomous vehicles,” are the next big thing in transportation. They have a lot going for them, not least... Read more

Climate change and chronic disease: twin perils and a golden opportunity to solve both

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The global climate crisis presents enormous challenges to our current high-energy consuming lifestyle. Or does it? Consider the following: More... Read more

Obamacare: A scholar’s tale

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The chant to “repeal and replace” Obamacare threatens six years of my scholarly life. My newest book, Nursing with a Message: Public... Read more

Where will data take the Trump administration on housing?

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A little over a week after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Title VIII... Read more

The Affordable Care Act is about public health — our health

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There has been much discussion of the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individual health insurance. The Congressional Budget... Read more

Pregnancy as a pre-existing condition? Just repeal the ACA.

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The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from refusing to cover you or charge you more because you have a "pre-existing condition... Read more

ACA repeal recalls politics of maternity and infant care ... in the 1920s

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It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care... Read more