Your handy-dandy presidential public health voter's guide

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So here we are. A day we’ll all remember at the end of a campaign we’d soon like to forget. In hours this will all be over. Seriously! Just... Read more

Could undocumented immigrants help Obamacare?

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The spirit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” is to achieve some semblance of universal health insurance coverage... Read more

Of ghosts and bones and vitamin D (on Halloween, before the election)

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It’s a perfect time for a spooky tale of specters and midnights and skeletons. Well, how about a spooky story about a ghost haunted by... Read more

For transgender kids, preventing trauma of going through the wrong puberty

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As the mother of a 12-year-old transgender boy, Alisa Bowman wants people to understand that going through puberty for the sex they do not... Read more

Marketers see a gold mine in private health data

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The recent revelation of what may be the biggest digital data heist in the history of the Internet – the accounts of about 500 million... Read more

What could Clinton's pneumonia mean for the public's health?

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The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s recent development of pneumonia at times seems taken straight out of the 19th century, when William... Read more

Waking up about sleep: A public health need, overlooked

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Back to school lunacy is upon us. Parents with kids in tow will raid retail outlets, snatching up the latest gadgets, backpacks, brand name... Read more

'White privilege' in American medicine

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More than 27,000 Americans will likely die from a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose this year. While the victims will come from every... Read more