Waking up about sleep: A public health need, overlooked

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Back to school lunacy is upon us. Parents with kids in tow will raid retail outlets, snatching up the latest gadgets, backpacks, brand name... 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

Let's honor Elvis and the lives he saved by supporting vaccines

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The day that Elvis died (assuming he did) – 39 years ago today, Aug. 16, 1977 – was a pretty big deal. Not as well remembered... Read more

A mental health model of incarceration

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Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Ill.—and overseer of what he says is the nation’s largest jail—believes that posterity... Read more

Connecting the dots: Hillary Clinton, a glass ceiling, and our health

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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... Read more

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

Why should behavioral health care be any different?

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Most doctors are trained to locate the source of their patients’ ailments and to cure them using modern medical technology and pharmaceuticals... 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