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I treat patients on Medicaid, and I don’t see undeserving poor people

I treat patients on Medicaid, and I don’t see undeserving poor people

As more states join Kentucky in trying to impose work requirements for people who receive Medicaid, I could not help but think of a patient of mine whom I’ll call Linda. ...

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A clue for how to reduce HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

A clue for how to reduce HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

More women are affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than any other life-threatening infectious agent. This makes it crucial to identify all factors increasing ...

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Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence

Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence

Nikolas Cruz, who was charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shooting, in February 2018. AP Photo/Mike StockerIn the wake of mass shootings and other ...

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Want better sex? Try getting better sleep

Want better sex? Try getting better sleep

Sleep affects sex, and sex affects sleep. It's important to pay attention to both. VGstockstudio/Shutterstock.com One in 3 American adults do not get enough sleep. Sexual ...

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Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women. Akos Nagy/Shutterstock.comAs we prepare to “spring forward” for ...

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The dark side of daylight saving time

The dark side of daylight saving time

A train hurtled around a corner at 82 mph, eventually coming off the rails and killing four passengers. Decades earlier, faulty decision-making resulted in the deaths of ...

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How vaccination is helping to prevent another flu pandemic

How vaccination is helping to prevent another flu pandemic

Researchers believe that over 50 million people worldwide died in the 1918 flu pandemic, making it possibly worse than even the Black Death that began in the 14th century. ...

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Republicans attacking Obamacare, one more time

Republicans attacking Obamacare, one more time

Republicans in Congress spent much of 2017 seeking to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After repeated attempts failed, they celebrated a victory with the ...

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How historical disease detectives are solving mysteries of the 1918 flu

How historical disease detectives are solving mysteries of the 1918 flu

One hundred years ago, a novel pandemic influenza virus spread rapidly around the world. It killed about 1 to 2 percent of the human population, primarily young and often ...

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Will holding the cheese and chocolate milk on Happy Meals make a difference?

Will holding the cheese and chocolate milk on Happy Meals make a difference?

McDonald’s recently announced a major commitment to improve the nutrition quality of its kids’ meals. Globally, at least 50 percent of Happy Meal bundles, which include a ...

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