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John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Invisible War

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering tell The Nation what the military can do to prevent sexual assault.

People walk across an open sewage

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Blogs

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

Rooting out "thinspiration" in social media is a start, but we must not turn "thinspo" into a scapegoat.

April 23, 2013

Will Justices agree that requiring HIV service providers to oppose prostitution is necessary for ending AIDS?

April 22, 2013

Being able to stay home sick keeps workers and children healthy and businesses profitable.

April 3, 2013

A bipartisan vote to repeal a good tax shows how tricky it can be to enact real tax reform. 

March 22, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

February 13, 2013

In his rebuttal to the State of the Union Address, the Tea Party star failed to make his case that healthcare reform was harmful. 

February 13, 2013

Republicans are clutching at straws as they search for reasons to oppose Obama's nominee.

February 11, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013