Ray couldn’t find work — or safety. Over time, he grew isolated, eating meals of cheap takeout on his couch while watching TV. The salty food and inactivity left him with diabetes, swollen limbs, and ultimately heart failure. His neighborhood helped create the conditions that killed him, and they continue to take their toll on the children and grandchildren Ray left behind

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Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies

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Request for life-saving anti-viral medication rejected on technicality. Judge finds Pennsylvania protocol for inmates out of line with constitution

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Discrimination by Design

September 1, 2016

The many ways design decisions treat people unequally

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Baltimore officials presented a 10-year plan Tuesday that sharply highlights the poor health status of African-Americans and aims to bring black rates of lead poisoning, heart disease, obesity, smoking and overdoses more in line with those of whites

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For people without access to private transportation, getting to medical appointments can be a challenge, especially if they have chronic conditions that require frequent appointments

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Syria’s Assault on Medics

August 15, 2016

Our Leonard Rubenstein writes to the New Yorker about the ongoing Syrian assault on hospitals, staff, and patients

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Berman Institute faculty member Leonard Rubenstein, JD, LLM, works to address the targeting of clinicians in conflict zones around the world.

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