The FCC and the phone companies, AT&T and Verizon, have been manipulating the accounting of access lines and it is being used to create harmful public policies.
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Wearing tee-shirt and hat proclaiming that the mosquito that spreads Zika "is not stronger than an entire nation," president Dilma Rousseff led an unprecedented national mobilization against the disease on Saturday February 13th.
As evidenced by the recent Virginia legislation and the removal of IDSA Lyme guidelines from the federal database used by physicians, patients often have to be their own best health advocates, but they can only do so when they have information. We need to do better.
Scientists at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC just published a research letter in JAMA, reporting on a comparison of life expecta...
Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.
Tragically, pregnancies across the U.S. and around the world are deeply unequal. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and Latin Am...
Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.
I'm surprised that bisexuality remains the ugly stepchild of both the gay and straight communities.
As medical boards, insurers and government agencies enforce this guideline, prescribing differently from the top line recommendations is likely to become onerous, leaving many patients in the lurch.
We, like many of our constituents, have seen firsthand how this tragic epidemic has affected our own friends and loved ones, and by sharing their stories we hope to put a face to the addiction crisis.
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Like African Americans, women, immigrants and religious minorities before us, LGBT people have faced a backlash ever since we first stood up for ourselves. Organizations come and go, and the focus of our efforts changes; but the work of democracy continues.
Based on our research, we know that prevention is possible. We've made youth sports concussion one of our focus areas, but we can't solve this issue alone. All of us play a role in creating a culture of concussion safety. Here's how we can prevent sports-related head injuries.
Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns.
Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.