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Losing a baby is the most tragic of human experiences. Whether we lose a child during pregnancy, or from unexpected complications after the baby is born–the grief and pain need to be addressed. If not, they’ll likely resurface, wreaking havoc on our mental health....

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The notorious 6-month wait imposed on patients suffering from liver failure caused by alcohol use disorder has fallen to a court challenge in Ontario, Canada.
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The U.S. spends more than any other country for health care. And economic ideals that should push costs down aren't actually working in our country's system.
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Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), community clinics have played an important role providing care for newly insured Americans. Funding for programs that enable community clinics to meet patient's needs will expire on September 30th, if Congress doesn’t act.
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Houstonians may experience a public health crisis many orders of magnitude worse than the aftermath of other major storms.
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Protesters carrying swastikas and shouting words of hate are disturbing. But the construction of a community that puts people at increased risk for poorer health and a shorter life expectancy is equally troubling and must be addressed.
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Medical pricing is all smoke and mirrors and totally dishonest. In fact, there are no actual prices for medical services. Politicians avoid addressing the nation’s health cost misery by changing the subject to the system of paying medical bills - insurance.

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An over-the-top University of Iowa news release about the ability of herb compounds to "cure" disease proves itself to be another a case study on how not to promote university research.
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Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What keeps some people from reaping these benefits and can companies do more to retain older workers?
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In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to address environmental hazards and survey residents about their other health and housing needs.

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