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Ebola And The Gap Between The Haves And Have-Nots In Global Health Health

Ebola And The Gap Between The Haves And Have-Nots In Global Health

By Catherine Womack

In health care, we’re always looking for a magic pill or new technology to save us. But in this case, the focus on experimental drugs — who gets them, how much there is of them, when will there be more — is a distraction from what the Ebola-stricken countries really need.

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge Media

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge

By Heena Santry and Eric Hansson

Is the Ice Bucket Challenge about raising awareness and money for a disease that has no cure, or is it just about showing off?

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Recovering My Blues Health

Recovering My Blues

By Barbara Beckwith

After having cataract surgery, Barbara Beckwith got much more than just sharper vision.

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Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk Gender

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk

By Amy Gutman

Slate’s Emily Yoffe touched a nerve recently when she implored college women to ‘stop getting drunk.’ Amy Gutman agrees with the advice but rejects the rationale.

The Children Who Didn’t Survive Health

The Children Who Didn’t Survive

By Pamela Katz Ressler

Children are not supposed to die. But when they do, they become our teachers. Their legacy is to show the rest of us how to confront the unimaginable.

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The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now Boston

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now

By Lynda Morgenroth

In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.

The Headache That Won’t Go Away Football

The Headache That Won’t Go Away

By Bill Littlefield

Despite greater awareness about the risks of concussions and other brain injuries – football remains as popular as ever. But as the 2012 NFL season gets underway this week, commentator Bill Littlefield explores the consequences of our national obsession.

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