As the federal government refuses to recognize the UN treaty on the rights of the disabled, a growing number of cities are incorporating international human rights standards into their policymaking.
Along with marijuana decriminalization in other states, the success of Proposition 36 in California is a ray of hope for those trapped in the abyss of the War on Drugs.
Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.
Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.
Has the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign been too accommodating toward the food industry?
In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.
One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.
The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.
The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.
There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.