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How to convince your loved ones to get the flu shot...

Helen Colby, IUPUI and Meng Li, University of Colorado Denver The best way to protect against the flu is the flu vaccine. But even so,...

The early-20th century German trans-rights activist who was decades ahead of...

Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in...

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University On June 12, the American Medical Association announced that drug shortages pose an urgent public health crisis. This crisis...

Is it wrong to ask your doctor for opioids?

Travis N. Rieder, Johns Hopkins University More than 42,000 people died in 2016 from an opioid overdose. Forty percent of these deaths involved a prescription...

Young doctors struggle to learn robotic surgery – so they are...

Matt Beane, University of California, Santa Barbara Artificial intelligence and robotics spell massive changes to the world of work. These technologies can automate new tasks,...

Why Medicare should reimburse doctors for end-of-life care conversations

Why Medicare should reimburse doctors for end-of-life care conversations Maria J Silveira, University of Michigan On July 8, Medicare announced plans to reimburse physicians, nurse practitioners...

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Are ‘vaping’ and ‘e-cigarettes’ the same, and should all these products...

Allison Kurti, University of Vermont As concerns over vaping continue to grow, researchers and public health officials are investigating the causes of more than 40...