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First Rise In U.S. Death Rate In Years Alarms Experts

New York Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The death rate in the United States rose last year for the first time in a decade, preliminary federal data show, a rare increase that was driven in p...

We Know the Cure to the Opioid Epidemic

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

These are good reasons to be thoughtful, if not outright resistant to using opioid painkillers. Opioids are killing more than 18,000 people every year, so asking your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about the alternative options for pain relief and whether opioids are necessary.

Why Does Bernie Love Denmark?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

Why does Senator Bernie Sanders love Denmark, and has been mentioning it and the other Scandinavian countries as ideal models for a developed country, one he would like the U.S. to emulate?

10 Nations Reduce Pollution Deaths

Ben Barber | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green
Ben Barber

Pollution in the air, soil and water has become the largest cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), but a new r...

Arc of Progress Fighting Heart Disease Evident in This Family

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Bernie Dennis Sr. always wanted a grandson. While he dearly loved his three granddaughters, there was just something about the idea of a little boy sh...

Living Forever Is Not a Good Idea

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

I used to be a big fan of living forever. Since humans have gone beyond basic biology, I thought, why not re-engineer ourselves for a lifetime without an end point? Well, it turns out there are problems -- beyond the tedium of boorish men.

Does the President's "Clean Coal" Glibness Turn American Citizens Into Acceptable Collateral Damage?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Does Obama's glibness, for whatever reasons of practicality or politics, turn American citizens into acceptable collateral damage in a confounding defense of our nation's dirty energy policy?