At the intersection of social ills and personal health: hospital readmission fines

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has documented that social factors, like income, education, and family, have a big impact... Read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce fights anti-smoking laws worldwide. So what?

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it turns out, actively campaigns against anti-tobacco laws in countries around the world. The New York Times... Read more

How are our kids doing?

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Every year the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its Kids Count Data Book, giving us a picture of how America’s children are doing... Read more

Questions for Fox News to ask the Republican presidential candidates

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Aug. 6 is the first Republican presidential candidate debate sponsored by Fox News and Facebook (for the top 10 contenders) and the Republican... Read more

The dangers of wire grill brushes

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“A 40-year-old woman presented to a local emergency room complaining of throat pain,” the case description begins. “The pain... Read more

The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong

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The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting... Read more

Save patient safety agency before it’s too late

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This week, while the public was focused on how the Supreme Court would rule on health care insurance exchanges, Congress was at work eliminating... Read more

It’s a dog’s life: the growing challenge of pet obesity

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Dogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes... Read more