…(I)n 17 countries at least one in five health-care facilities has no clean water service on site. That’s just one of many disturbing findings in a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization

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“When people get signed up for Medicaid, it increases the likelihood that they will seek all types of medical care including more visits to primary care doctors, and even when patients are not explicitly seeking care for opioid addiction, the greater contact with the health system creates more opportunities…” said lead study author Brendan Saloner

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Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?

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Recently, Evan Selinger and Arthur Caplan responded to an article in which Joel Zivot defended the use of telemedical technologies in informing patients and their families of dire news. Selinger and Caplan are probably right on the short term policy question

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Building a single-payer system is hard, but not impossible. Just ask Saskatchewan

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Climate change doesn’t just shift weather patterns. It can force the migration of plants, people, animals, bugs — and disease

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When a deadly infectious disease takes hold in a population, outbreak responders do their best to save lives and stamp out the contagion. Less widely known is the shared secret among outbreak responders: Bad behavior among their own ranks can consume undue energy amid an already frightening scenario

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Caregivers aren’t supported, and America overlooks their importance

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