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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.
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Cancer Death Rates are Way Down, Why?

American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There's also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what's behind these stats.
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Transgender Suicide is a Public Health Crisis

Transgender suicide is a public health crisis for the estimated 150,000 trans teens and 1.4 million trans adults in the U.S. Policies of the Trump administration could make it worse.
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How an Immunity Community Improved Parents’ Take on Vaccines

A new study documents the impact of parent-to-parent advocacy on vaccine hesitancy and shows promise as a way to help protect communities against contagious diseases.
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What You Need to Know About Carfentanil, the Deadly Synthetic Heroin

Carfentanil is used by drug dealers to increase the potency of heroin, but it is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, so only a few grains of the drug are considered a lethal dose for humans.
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Update on the Ranking of Effective Clinical Preventive Services

Childhood vaccinations, tobacco screening in adults, and counseling kids not to start smoking top the list of effective clinical preventive services.
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Getting to the Heart of Population Health

It's time to abandon the notion that "personal responsibility" is the solution to every health problem so that the hard work of affecting cultural change can be taken up in earnest.
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A New Diagnosis: ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder’

Politics-induced anxiety is so common that it’s been given an unofficial name: Post-Election Stress Disorder. And, it's not just Dem's who are experiencing it.
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Climate Change and Human Health: It’s a Killer

The impact of climate change on human health is killing people right now via extreme weather events, spread of infectious disease, and failures of nutrition.
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HHS Nominee Doesn’t Understand the Basics of Cancer Screens

HHS nominee and physician, Tom Price, signed a letter sent to prior HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, making it clear he doesn't understand the basics of cancer epidemiology. Kenny Lin, MD thinks he might need a refresher course.
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Public Health Tech: The Future of Health Tech You Never Heard...

Public Health Tech is any tech product or tech-enabled service that prevents the onset of disease or addresses the needs of medically vulnerable populations. The founders of newly created P2Health Ventures believe it is the future of healthcare.
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Tackling Patients’ Social Problems Can Cut Health Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems.