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The curious relationship between altitude and suicide

The curious relationship between altitude and suicide

Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. In the next 20 years, it’s expected to cause more than 2 million deaths per year worldwide, ranking 14th in the ...

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How burnout is plaguing doctors and harming patients

How burnout is plaguing doctors and harming patients

The presidential symposium at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society of America in early October in Kansas City raised many eyebrows. The first ...

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To stop the opioid epidemic, the White House should embrace prevention

To stop the opioid epidemic, the White House should embrace prevention

There’s an old adage that states “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency on opioid use on Oct. 24. ...

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Surprise! How Obamacare is beginning to look a lot like Medicaid

Surprise! How Obamacare is beginning to look a lot like Medicaid

In a great irony, the Republicans, who promised to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and roll back Medicaid expansions, are in essence about to do the reverse – at a huge ...

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Things to be aware of all year about breast cancer

Things to be aware of all year about breast cancer

Almost all of us have a friend or relative who has battled breast cancer, and that is in large part because the disease is so common. One in eight women has a lifetime ...

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Why it’s time to lay the stereotype of the ‘teen brain’ to rest

Why it’s time to lay the stereotype of the ‘teen brain’ to rest

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain ...

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Why we love to be scared

Why we love to be scared

Fear may be as old as life on Earth. It is a fundamental, deeply wired reaction, evolved over the history of biology, to protect organisms against perceived threat to ...

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How I discovered a wellspring of sexual harassment complaints

How I discovered a wellspring of sexual harassment complaints

Since allegations of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s abhorrent treatment of women have come to public light, we once again have an opportunity to talk about ...

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Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

Once upon a time, the world suffered. In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called river ...

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The mental health toll of Puerto Rico’s prolonged power outages

The mental health toll of Puerto Rico’s prolonged power outages

More than a month has passed since Hurricane Maria’s initial landfall in Puerto Rico, but around 80 percent of the island still remains without power. As residents ...

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