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Toxic Chemicals Are a Threat to the Health of Our Children

Prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to preterm birth, birth defects, childhood cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, & lasting harm to the brain. SafetyNEST, a startup whose mission is to be the most trusted source for pregnant women & their healthcare providers, helps safeguard babies’ against everyday toxic chemicals.
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Can Facebook Be Trusted To Decide What We Should See?

In the midst of the brouhaha about breaches of data privacy, Facebook is also taking on the challenge of weeding out fake news and hate speech. But, can we trust them to do it right? There is a fine line between thoughtful content curation and censorship.
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The Crazy Way Drugs are Priced and What Can Be Done About It

Sticker shock contributes to 30% of prescriptions being abandoned or not picked up at all. PBM fees, chain pharmacy clout, and rebates all contribute to a lack of transparency and unnecessarily high drug prices.
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The Urgent Need to Eliminate Gender Bias in Research

Biomedical research must let data lead and be judgment-free. The centuries-old concept that menstrual blood is a waste has prevented it from being studied even though it is unique to women. Anna Villarreal's company, LifeStory Health is challenging that concept leading to new insights about women's health.

How To Properly Protect Patient Data

Patients must feel confident in the knowledge that their personal data is secure and private, accessible only to them and their immediate healthcare providers. How can clinics, hospitals, and administrators ensure their information is kept out of the wrong hands?
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The Modern Patient Needs to be an Expert Insurance Navigator

Regardless if a person has private, public or combination health insurance coverage, to get the most from purchased benefits, chronic disease patients must implement three important P's to get through the inevitable and unavoidable paperwork: Patience, Persistence, and Politeness.
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The Founders and the Sanctity of Gun Ownership

When it comes to gun control, argue whatever position you want. But we should keep the Founders out of it. It is inconsistent with their governing record to believe that they were supporters of unrestricted private firearms.

The VA’s Contradictory Stance on Medical Marijuana

Military veterans are still unable to be referred to state medical marijuana programs by VA physicians due to a federal prohibition. 
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Is Single-Payer a Better Option for America?

Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?
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Observations on the U.S. Healthcare System at the End of 2017

Here are some observations about how we got into this mess and some suggestions about what we can do to make U.S. Healthcare better moving forward.
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Why Premium Support for Medicare is a Bad Idea

Proposals that would change Medicare into a voucher program, also termed premium support, will harm the popular program and the people who rely on it.
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Opioid Addiction is the Cancer of Our Generation

Opioid addiction is the cancer of our generation—it is progressive and often rapidly fatal. Why should we give up on it?

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