US Health Posts

A Health Care Bill Congress Can Agree On

A new law could illuminate a path for how two increasingly divergent and distracted political parties can promote meaningful innovation in health.

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Not So Fast? People Are Standing Up for Obamacare and Repeal May Be Slowing Down

The new administration's momentum around repealing the Affordable Care Act has slowed. Here's why that shouldn't surprise us.

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Discrimination Makes Me Sick — Literally

Harvard professor David Williams explores the connections between racism and health. His research suggests that discrimination takes a physical toll on African Americans.

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Do Something About Something: Making Progress in the Age of Trump

After the November election, Burnesser Adam Zimmerman felt powerless. So he did the only thing he could think of to make that feeling go away: started working for progress in his own community.

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It Started in a Dusty Basement, Next to a 300-Pound Fish Fossil

Once an aspiring paleontologist, Burnesser Carol Schadelbauer reflects on how an internship at the Cleveland Natural History Museum led her to her true passion: helping scientists talk about their work so that others understand and care.

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Americans May Gain Access to Cuba’s Groundbreaking Medicines

Due to the Obama administration’s recent actions, life-saving treatments developed in Cuba can now enter the normal regulatory process at the Food and Drug Administration, and, if approved, begin benefiting American patients.

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Alchemy: Research Turns Into Policy

The Cash and Counseling program has offered millions of low-income Americans the option to direct their own care in the face of chronic and debilitating illness. In an academic paper, Andy Burness and colleagues explain how communications was critical to this major policy victory.

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What Could the Future Hold for Health Reform?

In the weeks ahead many of us will likely yearn for the power to see into the future. A Commonwealth Fund report has some helpful predictions on health reform.

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Protecting the World from Killer Superbugs

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) is calling for global targets on antibiotic use, similar to greenhouse-gas emissions agreements.

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Seven Communities Take on Timely Challenges in Health

Meet the winners of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!

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