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The Little Federal Agency That Could

Leah Binder | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Leah Binder

In the children's book The Little Engine That Could, a little blue engine hauls an improbably large trainload of toys and candy over a mountain while ...

Fewer Patients Dying From Hospital Errors Since Obamacare Started

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Hospitals have cut down on deadly medical errors, saving around 87,000 lives since 2010, according to a new government report. Pinning down the prec...

A Worthy New Year's Resolution for the New Congress

Mary Woolley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development.

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Prostate Cancer Screening: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Please stop asking whether or not men have prostate cancer by using this test, in other words, because it is tantamount to asking for trouble.