The Military Has A Suicide Problem

Suicide has become a bigger threat to members of the military and veterans than combat. That needs to change.

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No, Medicare-for-All Wouldn’t Be a Tax Cut

We shouldn’t need bad arguments to sell good policies.

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Oklahoma Judge Issues Massive Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson In Opioid Trial

An Oklahoma state court Judge has handed down what many are hailing as a landmark ruling related to the opioid crisis, but there’s reason to be skeptical about his conclusions.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Ebola Outbreak Still A Problem In Central Africa

The Ebola outbreak that began last year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still a problem, and still threatening to spread.

Robocalls Go From Annoying to Dangerous

Hospital phone lines are being overwhelmed.

Joe Biden Comes Out Against Hyde Amendment

After coming under attack from within his own party, former Vice-President Joe Biden has changed his position on the Hyde Amendment.

Biden Under Fire For Support Of Hyde Amendment

Former Vice-President Biden has come under fire for his longtime support for the Hyde Amendment.

Russian Trolls Using Social Media To Spread Anti-Vaccine Propaganda

A new report indicates that Russian social media trolls are involved in spreading anti-vaccination propaganda in the United States and elsewhere.

Measles Cases Hit Highest Level In U.S. In 25 Years

Thanks largely to anti-vaccination propaganda, the Centers for Disease Control reports that measles cases in the U.S. are at a level unseen in a quarter century.

The Cautionary Tale of Vermont’s Failed Single-Payer System

Despite seemingly ideal conditions, Green Mountain Care was an absolute debacle.

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We Know Less About Immunizations Than We Thought

Some vaccines lose effectiveness more quickly–and others last much longer—than previously understood.

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Medicare-for-All Requires Squeezing Hospitals

Bernie Sanders and other advocates focus on insurance companies and drug companies. But that’s not where the money is.

Republicans Resisting Democratic Efforts To Limit Exemptions From Vaccine Laws

As Democrats at the state level seek to limit the ability of parents to decline to vaccinate their children. they are facing resistance from Republican colleagues.

Trump ObamaCare Reversal Overruled AG and HHS Secretary

The decision to hand Democrats a victory and step on the good news from the Mueller report apparently came from the very top.

Medicare for All’s Unintended Consequences

What would it mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

Parkland Survivor Sydney Aiello Takes Her Own Life

Tragedy piled on top of tragedy.

On Personal Liberty And Vaccination

Mandatory vaccination laws raise personal liberty issues that ought to be taken seriously, but in the end, public health concerns weigh heavily in favor of laws mandating vaccination.

Battle Against Latest Ebola Epidemic Not Going Well

The response to the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus has both succeeded and failed in several response.

Another Study Rebuts The Claim That Vaccinations Cause Autism

A decade-long study once again establishes that there is no link between childhood vaccination and autism.

U.S. Measles Cases Hit Another High

Measles cases in the United States are surging thanks to the lies spread by the anti-vaccination movement.

No, 52 Isn’t Too Young for a Stroke

Luke Perry’s death is a sad reminder.

Amazon Prime Removes Anti-Vax Documentaries

A powerful Congressman successfully pressured a media giant to pull content. We should be worried.

Retirement is Killing Our Infrastructure

Pensions and health care costs for the elderly are crowding out other vital spending.

Dad’s Stuff is Junk, Grandma’s Stuff is Treasure?

Does trash become treasure with time?

DC Government Passes Sweeping Emissions Standards

One of the strongest climate regulations in the country is almost certainly unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor contends that a recent change in tax law unravels the basis for the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare.

Measles Cases Surged World Wide In 2017, Report Says

Despite aggressive vaccination efforts, measles cases surged worldwide last year. You can “thank” that anti-vaccination movement.

Jon Huntsman Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

The former Governor and Presidential candidate, and current Ambassador to Russia, reveals his diagnosis of Stage One Melanoma.

Anatomy and Gender

Science can’t precisely locate gender but it’s neither fully biological nor fully genetic.

Raging Measles Outbreak In Europe Tied To Anti-Vaccination Movement

Measles cases are on the rise in Europe due to the fact that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, people still believe the lies of the anti-vaccination movement.

Australia On Course To Wipe Out Cervical Cancer Due To HPV Vaccine

Thanks in large part to an aggressive public health education program and vaccination, Australia is on course to effectively eradicate cervical cancer.

Why Don’t People Listen To Evacuation Warnings?

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, most people are listening to orders to evacuate, but some people aren’t.

Central African Ebola Outbreak Appears To Be Contained

An Ebola outbreak that started last month in Central Africa appears to be contained. You can thank an aggressive vaccination campaign for that.

U.S. Suicide Rates Soaring

There are twice as many suicides as homicides in America.

Anthony Bourdain Commits Suicide

Days after designer Kate Spade killed herself, depression has claimed another celebrity.

Thanks To Vaccination, Polio Could Be Eradicated Worldwide Within A Year

An aggressive worldwide vaccination program has brought us to the point where we may soon be able to declare the eradication of Polio. That is a great thing and another argument against the anti-vaxxers.

Central African Ebola Outbreak Hits A Major City

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a major urban center.

Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery, Will Be Hospitalized Until End Of Week

A surprise announcement about the First Lady.

Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer

The former Senate Majority Leader had surgery in Maryland after an apparently early diagnosis.

Ebola Making A Reappearance In Africa

Ebola is making a reappearance in Central Africa.. Will the world be better prepared this time?

Bolton Dismantles White House Global Health Security Team

The National Security Advisor has broken up the team that manages global epidemics for no apparent reason.

This Is Your Government on Drugs

Ronny Jackson did not invent the practice of giving Ambien and Provigil to high-level government workers.

Hawaii Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Late last week, Hawaii became the seventh state and eighth major American jurisdiction to legalize assisted suicide.

It Turns Out ‘Eating Right’ Isn’t Complicated

There are no magic foods. Cleanses are unnecessary and probably unhealthy. But we’re still eating a diet high in crap we know we shouldn’t eat.

Doctors Paid By Big Pharma for Prescribing Opioids

The industry is using speaker fees to reward physicians who prescribe the most.

Dentists Dying of Mysterious Lung Disease

An estimated 200,000 Americans have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Dental professionals are 23 times more likely to be afflicted.

Most People Don’t Care About Daylight Saving Time

A majority of Americans say their lives are not “disrupted” by the time change. They’re wrong.

Is Fear of School Shootings Irrational?

Kids are more likely to be killed driving to school than shot while there. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try and prevent them.