Ebolaphobia and the Contagion of Fear

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“Germ” based fear leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia in its wake.

Obamacare and Ebola: Yes We Can

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Big Federal health initiatives like the CDC, the NIH and yes, Obamacare will protect the US population from the Ebola outbreak.

Women Abuse Men, Too—But It’s Often Not Called Abuse

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Thomas Fiffer reverses the genders in an article about abuse written for women to expose the euphemisms we use when women abuse men.

Current Ebola Outbreak in West Africa is Worst in History

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Deadly Ebola must be combated with western resources devoted to education, prevention, care, quarantine and development of a vaccine and cure

We’re Still Not Tracking Patient Harm

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Top patient-safety experts call on Congress to step in and, among other steps, give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wider responsibility for measuring medical mistakes.

Guns Don’t Kill People, Gun Culture Does.

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Are we really free as a society when our right “to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”? When Is Enough, Enough?!

Standing With President Obama Against Rape

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Stuart Glascock was startled to discover the incredible prevalence of rape, and found a book that put it all into perspective for him.

Life on the Societal Fringe: Marginalization & HIV

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Wilhelm Cortez on a few ways we marginalize others, and the devastating impact this can have on individuals and societies.

Contami-Nation

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George Davis would like to see hand-washing become the rule, not the exception.

Hey Men, Prenatal Vitamins are Good for You Too

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A new study shows she isn’t the only one who needs to plan ahead, for the sake of future kids, men’s health matters too.

Dating Tips For Fat Guys

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Sure, there are going to be some women who dismiss you immediately because of your size. But it’s actually a handy way to know who the jerks are right up front.

Let’s Give Congress a Workout

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David Stanley suggests that if Congress considers its private gym essential during the shutdown, the American people should make sure our representatives make good use of it.

The Rape Nobody Talks About

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Female-on-male sexual aggression isn’t something people take seriously, but the startling facts show that it’s far more prevalent than anyone wants to believe.

NEW STUDY: One in Ten High School Seniors Has Engaged in ‘Extreme Binge Drinking’

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The CDC estimates that 39% of all high school students have had some alcohol in the past month and that 22% of them binge drank in the last month.

NEW STUDY: The Financial Cost of Gun Violence

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Emergency room and inpatient procedures related to firearm injuries cost $629 million in 2010 alone.

CDC: Bullying is Public Health Issue

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Research has shown that there are links between bullying and suicide, and because of those links the CDC now considers bullying a public health problem.