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Tag: Health

Instead of pouring public funds into private industry—as the United States did with COVID-19 vaccines—we must build public capacity and prioritize public objectives.

Christopher Morten, Reshma Ramachandran, Amy Kapczynski

The anti-regulatory ethos of libertarian economics has dire consequences.

Angus Deaton

But awareness alone won't solve the problem. Here's what we should do.

David S. Jones

Even in states without bans on abortion or gender-affirming care, hidden religious restrictions in secular hospitals harm patients.

James Nelson, Elizabeth Sepper

Protests in China are shining a light not only on the country’s draconian population management but restrictions on workers everywhere.

Eli Friedman

Harm reduction strategies have the best chance of stopping this disease.

Joshua Gutterman Tranen

Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.

Breanne Fahs

Boston Review speaks with Rachel Rebouché on the post-Dobbs legal landscape.

Rachel Rebouché

Decades of biological research haven't improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.

Marco Ramos

It is time to stop talking about Roe as the touchstone for abortion rights and to start imagining what law and policy can do to facilitate affordable and available services.

Rachel Rebouché

A recording and transcript of our event on inequities in medicine and child welfare.

Ruha Benjamin, Michelle Morse, Bram Wispelwey, Dorothy Roberts

Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.

Katharine S. Walter
A cancer diagnosis reveals how pervasive consumerism has become, infecting even the stuff meant to heal us.
Wendy A. Woloson

To meet the challenge of enduring spread in the years to come, we must prioritize primary care and community health over the profit-driven status quo.

Adam Gaffney
Narrative medicine claims to champion the experience of patients—but it does so by requiring that the sick “earn” their care by telling a redemptive tale about what is wrong with them.
Brian Teare
After Roe v. Wade, Angela Davis wrote about how the reproductive rights movement was failing women of color. As Roe is dismantled, her diagnosis is more crucial than ever.
Sara Matthiesen
My patients and I don’t use words like “choice” or “viability.”
Christine Henneberg

Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.

Wendy Johnson

The right to reproductive health and agency is a compelling state interest.

Judith Levine

Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.

Kyle Harper

Concerns about long-term side effects have helped fuel vaccine hesitancy. An immunologist explains why we can be confident in vaccine safety.

Andrew L. Croxford

A veteran AIDS activist looks back on the 1990s.

Andrew Spieldenner

If we want to address vaccine hesitancy in the health care system, we must treat its lowest paid workers better.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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