Our Nancy Kass responds to reports that the CDC this week forbid the agency from using the words diversity, transgender, vulnerable, fetus, entitlement, evidence-based, or science-based in certain communications

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The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget

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Imagination Is Ancient

September 11, 2017

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

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Miscommunication due to language barriers is a growing health care issue, and technologies to aid interpretation are racing to keep up

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With help from a well-funded, well-researched and invigorated anti-abortion movement, Republican politicians have refined how they are talking about pregnancy and abortion rights, choosing their words in a way they hope puts Democrats on the defensive

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