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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...
Promise and peril in the Trump era: The history of immigration in America
Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 5:30 AM
An enduring icon of the American immigration experience is the Statute of Liberty, the towering figure who, in our collective imagination,...
Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia
Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 6:30 AM
Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility...
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...
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