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A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.

RFRA Indiana

If CEOs are worried that their LGBT employees won’t be treated as equals in Indiana, they should show as much concern for their pregnant and potentially pregnant employees.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

A one-year old receives the MMR vaccine

As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.

Blogs

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

The decision by Chris Borland to walk away from the NFL should be viewed as a conscious act of resistance.

March 18, 2015

Why did one of the NFL’s most promising players decide to retire after just one season?

March 17, 2015