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How can women feel comfortable saying no when they are told they can’t say yes?

How can women feel comfortable saying no when they are told they can’t say yes?

The #MeToo movement has demonstrated huge success in raising awareness around sexual harassment and assault. This effort has faced backlash, such as Donald Trump’s recent ...

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Scaling back Obamacare will make the opioid crisis worse

Scaling back Obamacare will make the opioid crisis worse

There’s been much talk in the U.S. about fixing the opioid crisis. In October, President Donald Trump declared the situation a public health emergency and set up a ...

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It’s not just you – politics is stressing out America’s youth

It’s not just you – politics is stressing out America’s youth

“I can’t sleep.” - A 16-year-old “It’s been extremely hard to concentrate.” - A 22-year-old “I got behind in school.” - A 22-year-old “I feel like I could get killed ...

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Consensual sex is key to happiness and good health, science says

Consensual sex is key to happiness and good health, science says

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to celebrate love and, one the best parts about it, sex. As a doctor and epidemiologist who studies sex, I bring good news for ...

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What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel so awful

What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel so awful

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require ...

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3 ways the US should prepare for the next flu pandemic

3 ways the US should prepare for the next flu pandemic

The flu is wreaking havoc globally this year. Influenza infections are on the rise, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting that this year’s strain ...

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How game theory could help ensure you will get blood when you need it

How game theory could help ensure you will get blood when you need it

Blood shortages in the United States are now at the critical level because of severe weather nationally, coupled with widespread flu. Hundreds of blood drives have been ...

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What is ‘right to try,’ and could it help?

What is ‘right to try,’ and could it help?

After a year in which President Donald Trump devoted much of his health policy attention to the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, Trump used part of his ...

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Suicide isn’t just a ‘white people thing’

Suicide isn’t just a ‘white people thing’

As a sociologist and criminologist, I often do community outreach on mental health prevention. I urge organizations and programs to avoid “one size fits all” approaches. ...

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How childhood experiences contribute to the education-health link

How childhood experiences contribute to the education-health link

The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and ...

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