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posted 11/04/2019
Before she began her transition three years ago, Dallas Ducar struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and the profoundly unsettling sensation “that things did not feel real.”
posted 07/26/2019
It’s a story of official missteps, misinformation and confusion — and public anxiety about teen sex.
posted 06/28/2019
Too often, a woman and her doctor have to guess whether a drug is safe, because very few studies have looked at the effects of medications during pregnancy.
posted 06/18/2019
The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.
posted 05/30/2019
A new study reveals just how often teens and young adults receive opioid prescriptions in emergency rooms, even as the crisis of addiction has exploded.
posted 05/23/2019
"The first measles vaccine was licensed the following year, in 1963. I found it wondrous to think that no more kids would get sick, as I had."
posted 02/27/2014

Serving diverse communities requires more than translating the words of hospice into different languages. It demands a nuanced understanding of culture and values. Otherwise, hospice may look like withdrawing treatment and giving up hope.

Fran Smith's Blog

Before she began her transition three years ago, Dallas Ducar struggled with depression, anxiety,... more »
posted 11/04/19
It’s a story of official missteps, misinformation and confusion — and public anxiety about teen sex. more »
posted 07/26/19
Too often, a woman and her doctor have to guess whether a drug is safe, because very few studies... more »
posted 06/28/19