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

#WhataDoctorLooksLike

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Almost 40 years ago, during my internal medicine clerkship at the University of Pennsylvania, I walked into a patient’s room, introduced... 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

Parkinson's disease: Need to know

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Do you know the signs of Parkinson's disease? You need to–we all need to, and we must spread the word–so that people in every community... Read more

A vaccine against the epidemic of mass imprisonment

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A powerful group of United States senators unveiled a bill last month designed to reform federal criminal sentencing laws. If passed, the Sentencing... Read more

Maternal mortality: A problem with solutions

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Rates of maternal mortality (deaths within one year of the end of a pregnancy) are too high in the United States and too high in Philadelphia... Read more

Proposed 1920s orphanage study just one example in history of scientific racism

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In the late 1920s, scientists hatched an outrageous plan to settle a question at the heart of American racial thought: were differences between... Read more

The Diabetes Blues

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Lord, I’m sick an’ down Can’t tell my head from my feet Lord, I’m sick an’ down Can’t hardly tell... Read more