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In responding to diabetes epidemic, U.S. too slow

If an epidemic disease were killing more people than AIDS each year, would we notice? If over 170 million people in the developing world were […]

Automatic enrollment can dislodge health bill

Last Thursday’s failed vote on children’s health care was the latest example of politics at its worst. Both sides were unwilling to compromise, and in […]

Out to change the world? Don’t go it alone

Making change is a difficult business. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, but on Thursday, […]

Good government means protecting kids

As the debate heats up in Washington over the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (commonly known as S-CHIP), one statistic has been […]

Cure the world: Choose public health

The beginning of a new school year is a time for choices. We choose our classes, our activities, and even the arrangement of that dorm […]

Health issues must be addressed with action

On Saturday, May 5, I’m going to the state capital to rally for universal health care. It may be the week before finals, it may […]

Race for the top is wearing society down

April is a month that separates the best from the best. For high school seniors, this means receiving the thick or the thin envelope in […]

Law would protect all from cigarettes

Before spring break, you might have overlooked an article in the News about a Connecticut high-school student with a simple but powerful plan to save […]

Health system’s inefficiency is market’s fault

As I write, billions of your health-care dollars are being wasted, and you probably don’t even know it. According to the Wall Street Journal, $20 […]

Yale is letting sexual-health responsibility slip

On the day after Valentine’s Day, it’s time to talk about sex — the good kind: safe sex. Perhaps you think Yale is doing pretty […]

Global health should be universal concern

In my last column, I called you to action. Now it’s time to discuss the details. The theme is global health and the story is […]