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The State of U.S. Healthcare: An Iron Cage of Bureaucracy

Even as Americans are forced to resign to healthcare costs that have reached an all-time high, it is indisputable that patients continue to pay more while receiving less. Administrative costs related to wasteful bureaucracy is a major contributor.
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Response to a Racist Rant: Why Do You Hate Us?

A racist rant made me recall my visit to the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City-a profoundly moving experience. The one emotion I hadn't expected was shame.
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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
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Denying Coverage for Emergency Care is a Danger to Patients

New health insurance policies that deny coverage for emergency care after patients have already been seen and evaluated means that they will have to determine for themselves whether their symptoms are an emergency or be at risk for large bills. Keep in mind that it's hard to do even if you are a doctor.
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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

A historian argues that It is inconsistent with Founders governing record to believe that they were supporters of unrestricted private firearms.
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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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