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Concerned about concussions and brain injuries? 4 essential reads

Concerned about concussions and brain injuries? 4 essential reads

Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories about concussions, including advice on how to recognize symptoms and explanations of why they can be so ...

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The US health economy is big, but is it better?

The US health economy is big, but is it better?

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer countries by most measures? While the Affordable Care ...

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Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

As a naval aviator, John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He received inadequate medical care for injuries ...

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The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability. The term “disability” covers ...

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How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

President Trump spoke at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, joining a long list of presidents who have spoken to the huge meeting of Boy Scouts, ...

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Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life. ...

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Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals, including more than 60 carcinogens. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are 93 harmful and ...

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As academic hospitals lower mortality rates, should insurers reconsider excluding them?

As academic hospitals lower mortality rates, should insurers reconsider excluding them?

A comprehensive new study has found that major teaching hospitals in the United States outperformed non-teaching hospitals in the most important of all health care ...

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Why health savings accounts are a bust for the poor but a boost for the privileged

Why health savings accounts are a bust for the poor but a boost for the privileged

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his new version of the Republican health care bill July 13, he relied on a favorite Republican device to solve the ...

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The faulty beliefs that have led to Republican dysfunction on health care

The faulty beliefs that have led to Republican dysfunction on health care

As we watch for a new version of a Senate health care bill today, an outside observer might think that Congress is just dysfunctional, lurching from one extreme to another ...

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