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This post discusses the film Revolutionary Road and Allan Brandt's book, The Cigarette Century.

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Reforms unlikely to defeat obesity

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If Congress and President Barack Obama decide the responsibility for health insurance falls on the shoulders of individual Americans, all of us might want to pay more attention to what's going on now in the individual insurance market and to what's promised in the legislation. If having no insurance is considered rock-bottom, having individual insurance is the next floor up. Some call it "house insurance," thinking that by having it they won't lose their homes to pay for a catastrophic illness.

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Thousands of immigrants who have lost their jobs are suffering all kind of mental disorders and they are not receiving any mental health care.

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This piece discusses the efforts that certain nursing homes are making to meet the needs of senior Latinos, who tend rarely to live in these facilities.

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Let's assume that Dr. Conrad Murray did not kill Michael Jackson.

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The worldwide diabetes epidemic threatens to make today's children the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents.

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Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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