For transgender kids, preventing trauma of going through the wrong puberty

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As the mother of a 12-year-old transgender boy, Alisa Bowman wants people to understand that going through puberty for the sex they do not... Read more

Marketers see a gold mine in private health data

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The recent revelation of what may be the biggest digital data heist in the history of the Internet – the accounts of about 500 million... Read more

What could Clinton's pneumonia mean for the public's health?

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The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s recent development of pneumonia at times seems taken straight out of the 19th century, when William... Read more

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