“It happens a lot,” Siefman says. The Unity Health Care clinic, where Melanie Siefman practices, serves mostly low-income, mostly African-American patients. She says her patients often miss vaccinations because of struggles in their parents’ lives

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Julian Savulescu writes ,”Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will need to take hormone-lowering agents, or have surgery, if she wishes to continue her career in her chosen athletic events… This ruling is flawed. On the basis of science and ethical reasoning, there are ten reasons CAS’s decision does not stand up.”

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Summer Bummer

April 30, 2019

The snake struck a 9-year-old hiker at dusk on a nature trail. The outrageous bills struck her parents a few weeks later

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Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone

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Texas Tech recently announced it will no longer take race into account in admissions to its medical school—a move that might affect not only aspiring doctors, but many of their would-be patients as well

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Researchers from under-represented groups are making genomics more inclusive by working with communities that have been overlooked or abused

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The real border crisis is what hospitals near the southern border see every day. It manifests as broken bones, lost appendages, and severe dehydration. It is the thousands of people marooned in ICE detention centers. It is the families seeking asylum who are met with violence…

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Lessons from the Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study were applied to the creation of Vision for Baltimore. “Many children in need of vision care are not accessing it routinely,” said Megan Collins, MD, MPH, assistant professor of ophthalmology, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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