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How Did We End Up in a Post-factual World?

The common belief in alternative facts is not an accident; it makes the worldview of the true believers internally consistent, hence, its strength. And, once we form our view of the world, it is hard to change it.
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Mental Health Care in the U.S.: Separate and Unequal

More than 20 years after the Mental Health Parity Act, there are wide cracks in the U.S. mental health care delivery system.

The Republican Healthcare Proposal and Your Sex Life

Every person has a view of the world, and it is deeply rooted. We fiercely resist any attempt, either by outside forces or through introspection, to make any significant change to it. It has to do with the way we think.

Is Value-Based Drug Pricing Possible in the U.S.?

Methodologies to achieve value-based drug pricing are well within reach, but industry will likely resist with all its power and influence. We will need strong leadership to mobilize the agents of reform to make meaningful change achievable.
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#NextFakeTrumpVictim is Trending – What This Says About Us

Trump supporters flood twitter with #NextFakeTrumpVictim tweets. It is not only a sad statement about this election, but also because it shows way too many people think it is ok to intimidate victims of sexual harassment/assault.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brains of Trump Supporters Redux

In light of the recent developments in the 2016 Presidential campaign, Dov Michaeli revisits his discussion of confirmation bias and Trump supporters.
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Zika May Harm Adult Brains, Too

A new study shows that Zika virus infects adult brain cells suggesting that the consequences of the infection may be far greater than previously thought.
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Healthcare in the U.S. is Broken – It’s Time to Fix...

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point shows how US multipayer healthcare has hurt our economy, our businesses, and most of all our people
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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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Immigration Policies and Healthcare

Immigration policy is complicated, no doubt, and one might ask what fixing it has to do with medicine. Here are a few ways maintaining the immigration status quo harms health and health care in the U.S.
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Ebola: The Psychology and Politics of Hysteria

The Ebola scare has deep biological roots. We are programmed to fear the unknown and be averse to losses. Unfortunately, politicians are exploiting this tendency for their narrow personal and political interests.
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Krugman Stirs the Pot on Obamacare (Again)

Paul Krugman’s opinion piece, “Health, Work, Lies” in today’s New York Times today takes on politicians’ and the media's spin of a recent, widely...