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Health Care Is A Right, Not A Business

Financial columnist Megan McArdle recently wrote a column entitled "Healthcare Is a Business, Not a Right." She was responding to a tweet from financial writer Helaine Olen, which she quotes as:"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop."Health care is
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Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop

The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your
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Here’s What’s Keeping College Students From Getting The Sleep They Need

Late last month, I visited the California offices of Chegg, a higher education company that specializes in helping college students with everything from affordable textbook rentals to online tutoring. Lately, Chegg has committed to gaining a deeper understanding of another subject central to college
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Mike Pence Is Radically Anti-Public Health

Donald Trump does not have a political record. The fleeting glimpses we are offered into his own policies are further muddied by his own ideological inconsistencies and unpredictable temperament. A better lens, then, into his policies may be through the company he keeps. In terms of policy, under
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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume o
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Although Risk Of Getting Zika Is Low, It’s Still Important To Prevent Mosquito Bites And Practice Safe Sex

As the world comes together for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, there's been a lot of talk about the impact of the Zika virus. There's good reason for concern: a virus that causes microcephaly and other serious fetal brain defects can be devastating for pregnant women and their families.It's no
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Health Care Inequality On The Rise

In health care, as in the rest of American life, the gap between rich and poor is growing. That's the take-home message from our analysis of 50 years of data on health care use and expenditures that appears in the July issue of the journal Health Affairs.In the bad old days of the 1960s -- before Me
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More Coca-Cola Ties Seen Inside U.S. Centers For Disease Control

In June, Dr. Barbara Bowman, a high-ranking official within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unexpectedly departed the agency, two days after information came to light indicating that she had been communicating regularly with - and offering guidance to - a leading Coca-Cola advocate s
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