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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.

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Too often, a woman and her doctor have to guess whether a drug is safe, because very few studies... more »
posted 06/28/19
The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point... more »
posted 06/18/19
A new study reveals just how often teens and young adults receive opioid prescriptions in... more »
posted 05/30/19