Zika mosquitoes don’t take vacations. Congress does.

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Congress is in recess for a seven-week paid summer vacation. The House vacation schedule is here. The Senate schedule is here. (Nice work... Read more

What will today's immigration detention centers look like to future Americans?

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Seventy-five years ago, over 125,000 Americans (the majority of them citizens) were sent to concentration camps. Over half of those interned... Read more

Guns in Orlando

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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... Read more

Is your doctor giving you accurate information? Not in Pa.

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Your doctor might be giving you false information. Why? Because it’s the law. According to a recent study conducted by a team of Rutgers... Read more

Lincoln and the politics of medicine

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Let me guess. Three things you are growing extraordinarily tired of seeing or reading about are politicians, advertisements for erectile dysfunction... Read more

Lead in Flint: This is America

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Our outrage at the poisoning of the people of Flint, Mich. - and the way the government failed, once again, its poorest and most disenfranchised... Read more

Latest battle in ongoing mosquito war: Zika

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Perhaps the longest war humans have ever fought is the war on disease. Now there is a new front, approaching from the Caribbean and South... Read more

Emergency preparedness: states need to step up (and so do you)

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In 2015 we watched the raging Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. The lessons for the United States became clear: We need an effective means... Read more