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Students miss 50 million hours of school each year because of dental problems. A hearing Wednesday confronts the crisis.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

President Obama making calls to members of Congress

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

Bucking its reputation as a city addicted to the automobile, Long Beach, California, establishes the nation’s first officially “bike-friendly” business districts.

Healthcare provided by Medicaid

The insurance program is facing its toughest challenges just as the health reform law is poised to expand eligibility for millions of Americans.

Anne Roiphe

Anne Rophie’s Art and Madness, Millicent Monk’s Songs of Three Islands, Maisie Houghton’s Pitch Uncertain.

Syringe

US regulators are turning a blind eye to the risks of offshore clinical trials.

Memo to Michele Bachmann: the founding fathers were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment and the power of science to improve human life.

The traditional labor movement is hitting roadblocks trying to organize farmworkers. But campaigns that push the bounds of union organizing are finding success, on and off the farm.

A doctor and her patient

We nurses see the concrete health effects of an economy in freefall.

Blogs

Lee Fang and Chris Hayes discuss the true motivation behind anti-pot campaigns. 

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

Low-income residents demand accountability from NYCHA. 

June 16, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014

A new study says the change could save lives and improve health statewide—good news for the 40 percent of poor households led by single women.

May 23, 2014

Today’s lesson is quite simple: after conflicts are over, we need to fully fund the healthcare and medical needs of our veterans. Forever.

May 21, 2014

Community groups say building a trauma in Chicago’s South Side would save lives.

May 19, 2014