The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong

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The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting... Read more

Save patient safety agency before it’s too late

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This week, while the public was focused on how the Supreme Court would rule on health care insurance exchanges, Congress was at work eliminating... Read more

Jeb Bush clowns around on climate change

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The GOP anti-climate change clown car dropped Gov. Jeb Bush off at a New Hampshire house party Wednesday, where the yet-to-announce 2016 presidential... Read more

Proposed 1920s orphanage study just one example in history of scientific racism

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In the late 1920s, scientists hatched an outrageous plan to settle a question at the heart of American racial thought: were differences between... Read more

Seeking common ground in very different views of mental illness

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A trio of ethicists from the University of Pennsylvania sparked some controversy last month by publishing an essay that was provocatively headlined... Read more

Chris Christie, vaccinologist? Measles expert?

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rightfully taking a drubbing this week for his comments about the measles vaccine and his claim that parents... Read more

Why Surgeon General’s confirmation is a good thing

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Dr. Vivek Murthy, who during his more-than-year-long-nomination process faced blistering criticism for his position linking gun violence and... Read more

Syracuse University can teach us a lot about Ebola panic

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Shame on Syracuse University for proving a point—that panic and bad behavior in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatens... Read more