This summer, several babies born in the US have been diagnosed with Zika-related microcephaly and one of them has died because of it. While we’re able to identify women and babies who test positive for the virus, there’s no definitive way to know whether these infants will have the developmental problems related to Zika

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Lead problems with the water in Flint, Mich., have prompted people across the country to ask whether they or their families have been exposed to the toxic metal in their drinking water, too

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We’re not doing enough to prevent mistakes that lead to unnecessary deaths

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Evidence is mounting that opioid pain medication may have played a role in the death of pop legend Prince. While the medical examiner hasn’t yet released the results of the autopsy and toxicology tests in this case, opioid overdose in middle age is all too common

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What happens when we receive a medical directive that requires that we do not resuscitate one of our students? Do we allow students whose parents have given a directive saying “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” (DNAR) to die at school? How do we reconcile this ethical dilemma of serving the best interests of our students when they face impending death?

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Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults

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The operation is so terrifying some call it MOAS: the Mother of All Surgeries. It can take 16 hours. The risk of complications is high. And after 30 years of research, doctors are still arguing about how well it works

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How housing discrimination causes stress and shortens lifespans

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