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Why treating addiction with medication should be carefully considered

Why treating addiction with medication should be carefully considered

When a patient has diabetes, doctors typically prescribe insulin, along with diet and exercise. When a patient has high blood pressure, we prescribe medication, and we ...

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5 charts show why the South is the least healthy region in the US

5 charts show why the South is the least healthy region in the US

Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the U.S. for health and wellness. This is not a new trend. The rankings have changed little over ...

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How kindness can make a difference in cancer care

How kindness can make a difference in cancer care

Cancer may not be life-ending, but it usually is life-changing. A cancer diagnosis instantaneously turns life upside down for patients and families. Cancer care is a ...

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How mass incarceration harms U.S. health, in 5 charts

How mass incarceration harms U.S. health, in 5 charts

The U.S. incarcerates a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world. There’s little doubt among researchers that mass incarceration is wreaking ...

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Why Amazon and friends’ plan could be a major disrupter of health care system

Why Amazon and friends’ plan could be a major disrupter of health care system

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase’s announcement that they will create an independent company to offer health care to their employees “free from profit-making ...

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Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

When a seven-year-old student in eastern Aleppo was asked at the peak of the bombardment campaign by the Assad regime in 2015 to draw a picture, he did not draw children ...

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The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB

The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB

A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses and even death. On Jan. 23, 2018, “Storm Chaser” star Joel Taylor died on a ...

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Why climate change is worsening public health problems

Why climate change is worsening public health problems

Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: “All ...

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The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face

The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face

I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life experiences growing up ...

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4 things you need to know right now to protect yourself from the flu

4 things you need to know right now to protect yourself from the flu

This has been a particularly bad influenza season, starting early especially in the South and West Coast in the U.S. This follows a severe season in Australia during our ...

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