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Shocking recent reports in Newsweek and on ABC News “20/20” expose brutal torture and abuse by now-convicted felons and at least one accused pastor targeting troubled teens — and gay youths singled out for “gay conversion” therapy.

As illustrated in a police complaint filed by now 17-year-old Luca

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There is a bizarre paradox in the culture of medicine: The system generates more data than ever, but questionable priorities are limiting our ability to effectively use it.
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"I’ve been startled to see the debate over the AHCA reignite a political philosophy and policy approach that seemed to be have been discredited — and be in sharp decline," writes former health care journalist Michael Millenson.
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After weeks of closed door meetings and rushed amendments to appease the GOP majority, Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill, declaring Obamacare the "law of the land." Americans watched the drama unfold in real time.
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The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist Shelly Reuter.
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Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

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Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It's not my fear though. It's the fear others have about all things ACEs.

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Is transforming California into a single-payer health care system a moonshot? Not according to proponents such as gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom or the California Nurses Association.
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On Monday the CBO published their analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Trump administration's latest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here's what social media had to say.
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The tragedy of the possible repeal of the Obamacare lies in the following: there is not a clear replacement plan.

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