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One-Fourth of Humanity Needs to Read This Post

You’ve heard about melting ice caps in the North Pole and doomed King Penguins in the South Pole, but what about the impact of climate change on the “Third Pole”? A 600-page report released this month by more than 200 … Continue reading One-Fourth of Humanity Needs to Read This Post

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Finding Hope in a Thicket of Bad News

Good news in the fight against climate change: 34 governors have pledged to work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to conserve forests.

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Bright Spots Lighting Up the Nation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize helps elevate communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Here's what makes it special.

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A Sobering Lens for What Should be a Joyous Time

This year’s County Health Rankings show that health gaps persist not only by place, but also by race and ethnicity. Birthweight is one example.

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A Pioneer in Integrative Health

Dr. Wayne Jonas believes that integrative health is the path to healing for people with chronic conditions. Now he’s on a mission to tell the world.

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Honoring Exceptional Leaders

This holiday season, the winners of the prestigious Heinz Awards give us something to be grateful for.

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Swaying

One of the biggest challenges for patients with Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) is that many physicians have never heard of it. Our partner, the MdDS Foundation, is working to change that.

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Afterschool Works, and We Can’t Afford to Lose It

Millions of kids and families—including several Burnessers—have benefited from afterschool programs. Now they're at risk.

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The Unexpected Force That’s Making Us Sick

Maine native Nick Seaver has noticed more of his friends talking about Lyme disease. What’s behind this trend?

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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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