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Treat the Children Before Treating Their Diseases libertygrace0/Flickr

Treat the Children Before Treating Their Diseases

Underneath the tubes, wires, machines, monitors, wounds, and medications are kids who just want to be kids. Understanding personalities and fears is as much the job of medical professionals as understanding pathology.

The Fallacy of Treating Health Care as an Industry a.drian/Flickr

The Fallacy of Treating Health Care as an Industry

The Institue of Medicine calculates that the U.S. system wastes $750 billion annually, but the practice of medicine and approaches to reform are uniquely immune to standard economic analyses.

A Database of All Medical Knowledge: Why Not? Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A Database of All Medical Knowledge: Why Not?

Physicians won't become obsolete any time soon, but the comprehensive integration of everything we know about well-being could revolutionize medical care.

When Public Beats Private: Community Clinics That Keep Costs Down and Do a Better Job, Too Jim Young/Reuters

When Public Beats Private: Community Clinics That Keep Costs Down and Do a Better Job, Too

When it comes to primary care, both the privately insured and those covered by Medicaid can be well-served by community health centers.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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