Tradeoffs started with a simple idea: There are no silver bullets in health care. Dan Gorenstein learned this covering the business of health care at the public radio show Marketplace. Economists, physicians and researchers taught him even the most well-intentioned plans to fix issues like unaffordable insurance, high prescription drug prices and inequitable care for marginalized patients carried risk and unintended consequences. He struggled to fit all that nuance and complexity into his short radio stories.
Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when you consider they’re often so valuable that they pay for themselves.
Unlike the vast majority of Americans who get sick, President Trump is reaping the benefits of single-payer, single-provider health care. He doesn’t have to deal with networks, deductibles, or co-pays at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president will not face the familiar onslaught of paperwork, the confusing “explanations of benefit,” or the ongoing bills that distract so many Americans as they attempt to recuperate from their illnesses.
The contentious debate of whether to fix—or completely overthrow—the way we treat mental illness.
Not all opinions are created equal. So why do news media so often go out of their way to place those hocking scientifically unsupported fringe beliefs on the same footing as those espousing the near unanimity of the scientific community?
Just because there are absolutely correct answers does not assure that any one diagnostician or therapist will ever actually be able to find them.
A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.
Just about every American knows that juries have the power to rule whether a defendant deserves to be convicted of a crime. What few Americans know is that a jury has legal power to disregard the facts of the case and exonerate a defendant who has broken a law the jury sees as unjust.
In a field supposedly peer-reviewed and self-correcting, there is a decided lack of transparency and dissemination when it comes to retractions. Enter Retraction Watch, which aims to change the paradigm.
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Terrorism has been a hot topic throughout the 21st century. But most of that talk is hot air thick enough to obscure more than it clarifies.
Very few scientists are Republicans. And it's no wonder when you consider how Republican lawmakers are walking and talking when it comes to science. But while this may be politics as usual, it's no good for any of us—including Republicans themselves.
As a diagnostic tool for the health of the American political system, Candidate Trump is just what the doctor ordered.
The U.S. talks a good game of gender equality, but a new nonprofit org says the country needs to put its money where its mouth is.
Mars is more popular than ever, with pie-in-the-sky talk of manned missions within our lifetime. But such aspirations don't come cheap. Should we really be throwing money into space when there's so much good it could do on the ground?
In today's world it's easy to share information. But that's no excuse for making no effort to ensure the info we pass along isn't bogus.
Universal health care is hard, but it should be possible — and eight more things I discovered from visiting other countries.
By crunching data on patients, software developers promise to help U.S. hospitals and insurers accomplish a crucial task: identifying those most in need of stepped-up care to manage their chronic illnesses.
But a STAT investigation found that these software systems are infusing racism into healthcare...
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