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Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable ...

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How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary ...

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. Our study, out ...

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Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body’s clock – and soon may be able to reset it

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body’s clock – and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of ...

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How affirmative action could cure cancer and heart disease

How affirmative action could cure cancer and heart disease

Affirmative action programs are designed to provide access to high-quality higher education for underrepresented minorities, but the Trump administration is targeting ...

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Harvey and Irma present nearly perfect conditions for Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Harvey and Irma present nearly perfect conditions for Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats remain. The standing water the storms have left behind ...

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Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food

Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food

The national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase. The fundamental underlying challenge is cost – the massive and ever-rising price of ...

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What do hospitals do in a hurricane? Use their own emergency plans

What do hospitals do in a hurricane? Use their own emergency plans

We all expect hospitals to be open and operating when we need them, but extreme weather events like hurricanes are a strain on resources and pose significant challenges ...

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The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma

The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma

When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches. ...

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The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey, Irma and Maria

The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey, Irma and Maria

When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches. ...

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