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Death as a social privilege? How aid-in-dying laws may be revealing a new health care divide

Death as a social privilege? How aid-in-dying laws may be revealing a new health care divide

The California Department of Public Health has just released a report that detailed the number of terminally ill patients over the past year who took advantage of the ...

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Lessons for first responders on the front lines of terrorism

Lessons for first responders on the front lines of terrorism

Acts of terrorism are on the rise globally. Over the past several weeks alone, the world has seen stabbings, shootings and bombings in Flint, Tehran, London, Kabul and ...

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It may help you lose weight, fight depression and lower blood pressure

It may help you lose weight, fight depression and lower blood pressure

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose ...

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How being friends with someone who has dementia can be good for you both

How being friends with someone who has dementia can be good for you both

Each year, in the final few hours of the last day of December, many people all across North America gather with friends to raise a glass and sing Robert Burns’ famous ...

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How providing access to surgery drives global prosperity

How providing access to surgery drives global prosperity

Earlier this year, three days after giving birth to her fourth child by cesarean section, Salome Karwah had sudden convulsions. When she was admitted to a hospital in ...

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We’re not ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older adults living with cancer

We’re not ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older adults living with cancer

In the next few decades, the number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size. Age is the single greatest risk factor for cancer. By 2030, according to ...

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A look inside Ohio’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

A look inside Ohio’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Ohio made headlines when it became the second state to file a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers on May 31. The suit names Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva ...

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Pot with patents could plant the seeds of future lawsuits

Pot with patents could plant the seeds of future lawsuits

It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug. That means the government ...

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Why poverty is not a personal choice, but a reflection of society

Why poverty is not a personal choice, but a reflection of society

As the Senate prepares to modify its version of the health care bill, now is a good time to back up and examine why we as a nation are so divided about providing health ...

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Why market competition has not brought down health care costs

Why market competition has not brought down health care costs

It is easier than ever to buy stuff. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon with a click, and it is only slightly harder to find a place to stay in a foreign city on ...

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