Autism’s history and future

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The history of autism, as you’ll learn from Steve Silberman’s excellent and important new book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism... Read more

New Jersey's vaccination loophole

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There was a time when parents lived in fear of contagious disease. Polio, measles, German measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, smallpox... Read more

Why all the news about Legionnaires' disease?

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Legionnaires’ disease has been in the news a bunch this summer. An outbreak in New York City caused 12 deaths. A West Chester University... Read more

Epidemic: heroin addiction … again. What will it take this time?

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Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that our country is facing a major public health epidemic. Hint: it isn’t... Read more

Republican candidate answers to questions on health care

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Note: This report covers only the first “undercard debate.” A report on the second ten-candidate debate will follow. The first... Read more

The state budget impasse puts the health of our economy and our most vulnerable citizens at risk

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At some point in our lives, most of us learn the “penny wise, pound foolish” lesson. And usually, for those of us who are stubborn... Read more

The 2015 GOP Debate: No surprises to answers on health care

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Ten Republican Presidential candidates appeared in the primetime debate on August 6: Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, Senator Ted Cruz from... Read more

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