November 15, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health

Discrimination creates gaps in care between white and black men. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com, CC BY-SA Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute to such disparities, many of which manifest themselves in gaps in health care. As an assistant professor

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November 14, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states. Zodiacphoto/shutterstock.com As a pediatrician-scientist who develops new vaccines for neglected diseases, I spent most of my career in the Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor. While working in the Northeast, I had heard a few things about the anti-vaccine movement. As both

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November 13, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Neuroscientists identify a surprising low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens

A good night’s sleep comes down to a comfy place to rest your head. Marisa Harris/Unsplash, CC BY Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep. Some have called for

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November 13, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Move more, sit less – great advice, but how can we make time for exercise?

It doesn’t matter what exercise you choose, just move. robuart / SHutterstock.com It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear is Americans collectively sighing. Let’s be honest: Physical activity guidelines

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November 09, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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What mass shootings do to those not shot: Social consequences of mass gun violence

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Armando Viera, center, consoles an unidentified woman after a motorcade with the body of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus went by Nov. 8, 2018, Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo Mass shootings seem to have become a sad new normal in the American life. They happen

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November 08, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
  • Comments Off on On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end, lessons on life in health care’s trenches

On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end, lessons on life in health care’s trenches

World War I soldiers in a trench. Trenches led to monotony, malnutrition and shellshock. Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com It is common these days to hear physicians, nurses and other health professionals refer to their daily work as “life in the trenches.” The phrase usually contrasts the experiences of patient-facing professionals with those

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