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Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

Why depression makes you lazy

When you get home from school, you might neglect a few tasks like your assignments or household chores. Crawling into bed makes more sense at this point, right? Yes, we all need the rest. But what does it mean when one or two lazy days turn into a few lazy weeks? Is it laziness or… Read More »

AAFP makes the case for upholding privacy with substance abuse data

Family physicians must balance treatment of patients with chronic pain against challenges faced by patients who have substance abuse issues. In both cases, patient privacy must be paramount to facilitate the free flow of information between patient and provider, the American Academy of Family Physicians recently told federal regulators. In a letter to Elinore McCance-Katz,… Read More »