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Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics

Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics

It has been more than eight years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Many may not remember the tumultuous scenes in Washington, D.C., and around the nation that ...

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Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules within a cell at the root of a particular disease and to ...

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Genes and environment have equal influence in learning for rich and poor kids, study finds

Genes and environment have equal influence in learning for rich and poor kids, study finds

More than 40 years ago, psychologist Sandra Scarr put forth a provocative idea: that genetic influence on children’s cognitive abilities is linked to their family’s ...

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the Final Salute, and how much we doctors care

the Final Salute, and how much we doctors care

Death is never easy. Even when expected, a person’s death leaves a void for those who remain. As a physician, it is especially difficult for me when one of my patients ...

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Hospitals hit back on drug pricing, but will they knock out the problem?

Hospitals hit back on drug pricing, but will they knock out the problem?

Drug manufacturing and pricing vaulted into the news several years ago when a privately held company raised the price of a drug used for infections from US$13.50 to $750 ...

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Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Physical fitness is important for success in sports and athletics, but it is also important for good health. If you are generally fit, you probably have a strong heart, ...

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Do you believe in miracles? Why they make perfect sense for many

Do you believe in miracles? Why they make perfect sense for many

This year, one of the most essential holy days in the Christian calendar, Easter, coincides with perhaps the silliest of annual secular celebrations, April Fools’ Day. ...

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Why community and not confinement will end TB

Why community and not confinement will end TB

The global response to tuberculosis has saved millions of lives; TB treatment saved 53 million lives between 2000 and 2016. Yet each year millions still suffer, and often ...

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Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

Leer en español. In 1942, 18-year-old Iris Lopez, a Mexican-American woman, started working at the Calship Yards in Los Angeles. Working on the home front building ...

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La esterilización forzada perjudicó a miles en California, especialmente a las mujeres latinas

La esterilización forzada perjudicó a miles en California, especialmente a las mujeres latinas

Read in English. Iris López tenía 18 años cuando en 1942 comenzó a trabajar en los astilleros Calship Yards en Los Ángeles. Construir los Buques de la Victoria, no sólo ...

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