Health Care

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.

Reminder: Liberals Can Be Vaccine Deniers Too Reminder: Liberals Can Be Vaccine Deniers Too

As RFK Jr. shows, it's not just Republicans pushing anti-vax conspiracies. That's why the White House needs to take this issue much more seriously.

Sep 28, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

Like my patients, he was on life support—but from my body rather than machines.

Oct 9, 2023 / Feature / Colleen M. Farrell

A close-up photo of the face of the Henrietta Lacks statue, with a hand on the statue's shoulder in the background.

The Immortal Life of Dr. Roland Pattillo The Immortal Life of Dr. Roland Pattillo

The man who preserved the legacy of medical hero Henrietta Lacks died in May, but big media missed the story. I couldn’t.

Sep 27, 2023 / Obituary / Joan Walsh

Youth Mental Health

What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis? What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?

Almost 12 percent of high school–age youth experience severe major depression. The root causes of the problem are rarely confronted.

Sep 13, 2023 / StudentNation / Eshaan Mani

AOC Was Right: Better Sunscreen Is Praxis

AOC Was Right: Better Sunscreen Is Praxis AOC Was Right: Better Sunscreen Is Praxis

AOC's call for more effective sunscreen was met with derision—but it's a vital form of healthcare, especially for some of our most marginalized people.

Sep 8, 2023 / Faith Branch

A black and white photo of two people handing out Narcan.

In Defense of Drug Decriminalization—Yes, in Oregon In Defense of Drug Decriminalization—Yes, in Oregon

By passing Measure 110, Oregonians sought to begin undoing the harms caused by over 50 years of a failed War on Drugs. Those harms won’t be fixed overnight.

Sep 8, 2023 / Abdullah Shihipar, Alexandria Macmadu, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

President Joe Biden speaks at an event promoting lower healthcare costs in the East Room of the White House on August 29 in Washington, D.C.

Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie

Not surprisingly, Trump opts for both.

Sep 1, 2023 / Jeet Heer

A picture of an at-home COVID test.

Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic

The new Covid policy: Let them eat cake.

Sep 1, 2023 / Comment / Gregg Gonsalves

A Black man holds a sign reading,

Will the Opioid Crisis Deliver Its Worst Harms to Black and Brown People? Will the Opioid Crisis Deliver Its Worst Harms to Black and Brown People?

It started as a crisis among white people. But now that overdoses are surging in Black and Brown communities, government is failing to invest in the healthcare-based approaches tha...

Aug 28, 2023 / Helena Hansen, Jules Netherland, and David Herzberg

president joe biden and son hunter biden hug after a speech

The Real Hunter Biden Scandal The Real Hunter Biden Scandal

Joe Biden’s empathy is admirable. But it shouldn’t just be reserved for family.

Aug 18, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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