Hilary A. Marusak writes: I’m a neuroscientist who studies the adverse effects of painful experiences in children, and we are finding that kids may be able to change the wiring of pain systems in the brain – without medications.

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Genetic testing offers a potential solution to the crisis, but logistics and privacy concerns pose major challenges. Featuring comments from our Debra Mathews, PhD, MA.

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Advocates say a growing number of American children are dropping out of Medicaid and other government programs because their parents are not citizens.

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From the editors: Universities teach and research, but what impact do they – and should they – have on their local communities?

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Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.

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An Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison on June 14 for spitting at Cleveland police and medics, according to a news report

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“The allegiance of a health provider is really irrelevant if they’re providing health care,” our Leonard Rubenstein comments, “A doctor or a nurse is ethically supposed to provide care for everyone.”

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The new health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced June 20 that Harvard professor and well-known author Atul Gawande would be the company’s CEO. The idea for the new company is to innovate by cutting costs from the health care system, starting with the more than 1 million employees of the three companies behind the venture

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