There is a disconnect between the promise that Lady Liberty represents and the administration's efforts to have her turn her back on specific groups of refugees and immigrants. It isn't new.
It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they have vowed to slash or transform other health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. Obamacare may be new but much of the politics is not. Perhaps...
Almost 40 years ago, during my internal medicine clerkship at Penn, I walked into a patient’s room, introduced myself as a medical student and proceeded to take a brief medical history. After I had finished, the intern went to see the patient but soon emerged and laughingly told me that the patient wanted...
If you care about public health and can't decide between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, this review of their positions may help.
More than 27,000 Americans will likely die from a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose this year. Media attention has focused on what has been called the new face of heroin addiction: suburban, white, middle-class Americans. It seems like a surprise - as if their white privilege makes them immune...
Zika is exploding because this particular mosquito is a formidable opponent - and it is currently winning the battle.
“This sounds like an attack on the Southern way of life," one columnist wrote. And it's not the first time.
"Sesame Street," spying nurses, Democrats . . .
It was the radio era, and everybody loved "Housekeepers' Chat."
The history of autism, as you’ll learn from Steve Silberman’s excellent and important new book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, continues to shape present-day debates about the nature of autism and the lives of persons affected by it. I reviewed it–and predict that...
he White House took a major step recently when President Obama called for an end to “conversion” or “reparative” therapies for LGBTQ youth.
First in a series of posts on the state of mental health care in the U.S. Should we bring back the "asylum"?
What can we learn from vaccination science? Libertarianism isn’t good for kids.
Gov. Christie's comments demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of public health and vaccines. And it's not the first time.