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When did the sun turn bad? A brief history of tanning
Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 1:10 PM
Get ready: Reminders to wear sunscreen will soon be everywhere. For that we can thank medical researchers who challenged the popularity of...
Pregnancy as a pre-existing condition? Just repeal the ACA.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 5:30 AM
The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from refusing to cover you or charge you more because you have a "pre-existing condition...
ACA repeal recalls politics of maternity and infant care ... in the 1920s
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 6:30 AM
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...
Let's honor Elvis and the lives he saved by supporting vaccines
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 6:30 AM
The day that Elvis died (assuming he did) – 39 years ago today, Aug. 16, 1977 – was a pretty big deal. Not as well remembered...
Connecting the dots: Hillary Clinton, a glass ceiling, and our health
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 5:21 PM
Hillary Clinton is about to create, as she put it the other night, “the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” So what? Here’s...
Zika mosquitoes don’t take vacations. Congress does.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016, 12:56 PM
Congress is in recess for a seven-week paid summer vacation. The House vacation schedule is here. The Senate schedule is here. (Nice work...
What will today's immigration detention centers look like to future Americans?
Wed, Jun 22, 2016, 6:30 AM
Seventy-five years ago, over 125,000 Americans (the majority of them citizens) were sent to concentration camps. Over half of those interned...
Guns in Orlando
Sat, Jun 18, 2016, 6:30 AM
Sometimes there are no words. After the Sandy Hook tragedy we printed the names of the victims; what else could be said? We mourned, and moved...
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