Articles in Healthcare
Journalist Nick Dearden on the basics of “pharmanomics.”
On the politics of ransom, and why there is no substitute for free universal healthcare.
We can argue about whether the Biden administration violated the First Amendment in encouraging social media platforms to take down COVID misinformation. But even if it was legal, it was a poor substitute for sensible public health policy.
The New York congresswoman explains why universal free access to menstrual products is critical for health justice.
Air Quality Has Long Been Overlooked, But It’s a Major Environmental Justice and Public Health Issue
From COVID to wildfires to vehicle smog, the air we breathe is dangerous, and we need a major public health campaign to educate people and provide masks—along with structural changes to address root causes.
Doctors have been some of the worst spreaders of medical misinformation in recent years. Why do most of them get away with it?
The Surgeon General, in recent comments about ‘Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation,’ gives individual solutions to a systemic problem that requires large-scale policy solutions.
In his new book, physician writer Ricardo Nuila uses the safety-net hospital where he works as a model for healthcare reform. It’s true that healthcare ought to be public, universal, and government funded, but to build a truly just healthcare system and a healthy society, we must reject the underlying logic of scarcity built into the healthcare system and the idea that healthcare is simply a transaction or a fair deal.
Why is there so much distrust, mis- and disinformation, and conspiracy theory about medicine in the U.S.? Blame a system that nobody can trust to have their best interests at heart.
Noise levels have pervasive and insidious effects on the health of our bodies as well as our communities.
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