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After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior.

Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot

Even a ‘less effective’ vaccine packs a payoff in averting illness and death.

Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant

The associations are part of a larger set of policies meant to chip away at Obamacare, and are likely to destabilize its markets for individual and small business insurance.

Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

HUD will delay rollout of a measure requiring communities to analyze how their policies might be fostering racial and economic inequality.

‘Forget About the Stigma’: Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing Is a Job of the Future for Men

How the field is changing, and how it could help address a problem for men: The fastest-growing jobs are mostly done by women.

The Opioid Crisis Is Getting Worse, Particularly for Black Americans

As fentanyls enter the illegal drug supply in more places, overdose deaths rise, helping cause the first consecutive drop in U.S. life expectancy in half a century.

How Not in My Backyard Became Not in My Neighborhood

The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.

Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

How the World Expresses Itself in GIFs

Sometimes words aren’t enough. Sometimes you need pictures. And sometimes those pictures are from another culture.

We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves at Work

Though many women have recently come forward with accounts of unwelcome sexual conduct in the workplace, it has been unclear how widespread the problem is, and how severe. A new poll offers some answers.

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.

What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

People understand different things by this term, and the arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either.

The Leap to Single-Payer: What Taiwan Can Teach

A major overhaul of a health care system, just like that. Can America do big things anymore?

If You Want to Know How the New Tax Code Affects You, Read This First

If you’re struggling to figure out exactly how the tax overhaul will affect you, you’ve come to right place. Here is a brief overview of the new provisions, and what it means for your returns.

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