Articles tagged with health

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Eric Reinhart

As more and more doctors awaken to the political determinants of health, the U.S. medical profession needs a deeper vision for the ethical meanings of care.

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Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse

Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.

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James Manigault-Bryant Ruby Bagwyn José Constantine

First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.

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Ellen Wayland-Smith

Elizabeth Catte’s new book examines how Virginia progressives believed the forced sterilization of poor whites would pave the way to a bright future—and how their legacy endures in national parks and prisons.

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Rachel Thomas

As Big Data tools reshape health care, biased datasets and unaccountable algorithms threaten to further disempower patients.

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Michael McColly

Indifference toward the most vulnerable has driven the death toll of COVID-19, just as it did during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Against this backdrop, even small acts of kindness can make a difference.

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Adam Gaffney

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.

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Ravi Gupta

We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone.

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Matt Lord

COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.

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Zachary Dorner

Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.