“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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It wasn’t the rash covering Meliza’s feet and legs that worried Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa. What concerned him were the deep bruises beneath. They were a sign she could be experiencing something far more serious than an allergic reaction

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Life and Limb

March 6, 2019

‘It’s Kind of Crazy in a Developed Country’: Inside the Amputation Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley

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It seems like gloves, needles, painkillers and water should be standard stock in any hospital. But they’re not in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s hopes for economic change after the November 2017 ouster of President Robert Mugabe, with the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, have not been realized

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The rich tend to be in better health and fill fewer prescriptions over all, except for certain types of medications, an analysis finds

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Human History, In One Chart

November 8, 2018

Almost all the gains in human wellbeing in history happened since the Industrial Revolution

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A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. However, life expectancy varies widely across geography. A child born in Mississippi today could expect to never reach his or her 75th birthday. But a child born in California, Hawaii or New York could expect to reach their expect to live into the early 80s

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Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it

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