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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New climate-inequality tool quantifies how quickly the weather will veer beyond normal in different regions

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It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

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The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise

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In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts

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There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US. In major cities, the average wait is five to ten years. For those on the list, there are meager options to get off it. They could receive a kidney donation from a relative or a friend. Internationally, some have opted for a murkier route

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Film Review: Rat Film

September 27, 2017

Our Peter Young reviews the documentary, Rat Film, from filmmaker and Baltimore native, Theo Anthony, and highlights the bioethics challenges raised in the film.

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