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Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk

Posted March 22nd, 2016 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Today is World Water Day, but for much of the world, you wouldn’t know it. There are 663 million people around the world live without access to safe water. And about 2.2 billion people—one sixth of the world’s population—live without the dignity and safety of adequate sanitation

We Need to Resettle The Children of Flint

Posted February 18th, 2016 at 11:34 am (UTC-5)
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As a pediatrician and grandfather, I ask myself: What would I do if I had family members raising kids in Flint…The answer: anything in my power to get them out of that toxic, distressed and struggling city. And if that’s the right answer on a personal basis, it…has to be considered on a general policy level…