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Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

Bullying, as many people know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. The point has been driven home over the last decade by stories about teens like ...

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Why Medicaid matters to you

Why Medicaid matters to you

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. But Obamacare is far from safe, and the ...

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A tragedy there, and a grave concern for the rest of the world

A tragedy there, and a grave concern for the rest of the world

A study published recently in The Lancet has drawn the world’s attention to the specter of particularly dangerous types of tuberculosis, called multidrug-resistant and ...

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Why Ronald McDonald Houses should welcome homemade casseroles

Why Ronald McDonald Houses should welcome homemade casseroles

I recently learned that the Ronald McDonald House at the children’s hospital in Indianapolis where I work as a pediatric physician has banned donations of casseroles and ...

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How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

“A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump used to describe the opioid epidemic ravaging the ...

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More complicated than even the experts know

More complicated than even the experts know

For many, American football is a beautiful game that is simple to enjoy but complex to master. Choreographed with a mixture of artistry and brutality, it features the ...

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Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

A recent article in the British Medical Journal set off a bit of a firestorm with its claim that “the antibiotic course has had its day.” The authors challenged the very ...

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Bridges and roads as important to your health as what’s in your medicine cabinet

Bridges and roads as important to your health as what’s in your medicine cabinet

Two seemingly unrelated national policy debates are afoot, and we can’t adequately address one unless we address the other. Health care reform has been the hottest topic. ...

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Trump isn’t letting Obamacare die; he’s trying to kill it

Trump isn’t letting Obamacare die; he’s trying to kill it

Early on the morning of July 28, Republicans were dealt a surprising blow when Sen. John McCain (R-AR), along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski ...

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A lesson in senatorial bedside manner

A lesson in senatorial bedside manner

With Senator John McCain’s heroic return and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote on a health care bill July 25, Senate Republicans managed to cobble together 51 ...

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