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Confused about the ACA? Outraged by the AHCA?
Mon, May 1, 2017, 5:00 AM
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) fiasco has left Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) as the law of the land. Regardless of whether...
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...
Taken for a ride? Driverless cars, ethics, and public health
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 5:00 AM
Driverless cars, or “autonomous vehicles,” are the next big thing in transportation. They have a lot going for them, not least...
Climate change and chronic disease: twin perils and a golden opportunity to solve both
Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 5:30 AM
The global climate crisis presents enormous challenges to our current high-energy consuming lifestyle. Or does it? Consider the following: More...
Obamacare: A scholar’s tale
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 5:30 AM
The chant to “repeal and replace” Obamacare threatens six years of my scholarly life. My newest book, Nursing with a Message: Public...
Where will data take the Trump administration on housing?
Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 1:15 PM
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...
The Affordable Care Act is about public health — our health
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 2:22 PM
There has been much discussion of the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individual health insurance. The Congressional Budget...
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...
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