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Full Disclosure on Candidates Health

Posted September 13th, 2016 at 10:38 am (UTC-4)
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[B]oth major party candidates…are past the nation’s customary retirement age. And while submitting health records is not a requirement for the job, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be doing American voters a great service by furnishing a much clearer picture of their physical health than the abbreviated and sunny reports provided so far.

A Better Way to Educate Doctors

Posted June 28th, 2016 at 1:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Clay Johnston, the dean of the new medical school, was asked if we should be worried about doctors using Google to better inform their diagnoses. He replied that, on the contrary, we should worried if our doctors are not doing that.

Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk

Posted March 22nd, 2016 at 12:20 pm (UTC-4)
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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

Breaking the Silence on FGM in Egypt: One Activist’s Story

Posted February 11th, 2016 at 1:44 pm (UTC-4)
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US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell talks to Egyptian artist and FGM activist Nada Sabet