The debates prove it. When the topic of health was broached, which was rare, the focus was mostly on health care — access to doctors, hospitals, and medicines to treat people when they’re sick. There was very little discussion of public health

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“For the horribly sick, hospitals are the worst place,” Dr. Thomas Cornwell says. Remember when doctors made house calls? While only a relative handful of doctors still offer them, there is growing evidence that comprehensive home medical care could be a viable alternative to the attendant woes and soaring expenses of institutional health services, particularly for those in late retirement

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The island of Vieques has some of the highest sickness rates in the Caribbean. Is the U.S. Navy responsible?

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A majority of working adults say they still go to work when they have a cold or the flu. There are some jobs where doing that can have a big effect on health

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How housing discrimination causes stress and shortens lifespans

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For most doctors and scientists, the concept of treatments with no pharmaceutical component just makes no sense. Jo Marchant asks if we can harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs

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The big question is why is MERS suddenly spreading like a cold — or worse? “What we now see in South Korea is kind of interesting and kind of worrying,” says Vincent Munster

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The Cost of Pure Water

April 14, 2015

Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates

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