Julio Alicea’s 8-month-old granddaughter Aubrey came down with severe respiratory problems a day after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico. “We are very lucky” Alicea says, “the hospital is open and we live nearby.” Aubrey’s cough turned intense and when she started vomiting, Alicea says he rushed her to the hospital at 4 am

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It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty

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Judith Garber and Shannon Brownlee: While the top-ranked hospitals were patting themselves on the back, we wondered if the magazine’s ranking system actually measures what matters to patients, or for that matter to anybody who is worried about the cost and quality of US health care. So we took a closer look at how U.S. News measures hospital quality and—just as important—what factors its analysis leaves out

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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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High-quality health data is the backbone of strong public health policies. When government officials and public health professionals understand the factors that influence health, they can make informed decisions about how and where to target public health interventions and resources

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The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study. But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India

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Paul Offit: When people misrepresent facts on the record, journalists are in a tough spot — especially when that information can be harmful

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Who Gets Health in Old Age?

September 20, 2017

Rich, White People. Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities

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