It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Helping children with autism make small steps toward overcoming hurdles in public life requires shifting some of the burden, says Whitney Ellenby, a mom to a son with autism. That means parents need to educate others by disclosing a child’s…
David Shulkin, the outgoing secretary of veterans affairs, says political appointees at the department who were installed after the election saw him as a threat to their political philosophy and an obstacle to giving veterans unfettered access to private sector…
By Dr. Amber Robins
With spring comes sinus infections. And many questions from my patients about how to best to treat them.
By Laura Santhanam
Here’s what we know about antibiotic resistance, and how researchers are trying to fight it.
By Sam Weber and Connie Kargbo
The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a plan under the Obama administration that required chickens laying organic eggs to have access to soil, not just enclosures attached to hen houses. But before the rule could be implemented under the Trump…
By Menaka Wilhelm, Future of You
Doctors and drugmakers are looking at patients' experiences on social media for clues on problems.
By Nicole L. Novak and Natalie Lira, The Conversation
In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering.
By Laura Santhanam
While the latest version of Congress' massive funding bill saves some of the funding the Trump administration planned to cut June 30, for now, it also puts millions more toward abstinence education, bringing the issue of how to handle teen…
By Dr. Howard Markel
Our collectively aching teeth thank you, Dr. Carl Koller.
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