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The Myth of the Urban Boomer

15 hours 44 min ago
Baby boomers are actually less drawn to urban living than previous generations.
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Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:43
The company executive, John Kapoor, was accused of bribing doctors and misleading insurers to increase sales of a highly addictive painkiller.
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Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:05
In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.
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What Polling Tells Us About Bernie Sanders’s Chances

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:58
He’s gaining, and he has some considerable advantages he lacked in 2016.
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Women’s Gains in the Work Force Conceal a Problem

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 02:00
Jobs traditionally viewed as female still don’t pay well, and still don’t appeal to men. Fixing one of these things would fix the other.
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Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping.

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 02:00
Something is missing with many study methods.
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Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 02:56
When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints.
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U.S.-China Deal Shows Path Toward a More Durable Trade Peace

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:25
The temporary resolution was bound to be underwhelming, but it’s a blueprint for progress.
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How Serious Is Tom Steyer’s Polling Surge?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:58
In a new survey, he’s second in South Carolina and tied for third in Nevada.
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Recent Poll May Be Underestimating Bernie Sanders’s Strength in Iowa

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:24
Why are the Monmouth and Selzer results so different? Several possible reasons.
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To the Contrary, Trump Has Tried to Weaken Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 08:26
His tweets Monday morning misrepresent his record on health care.
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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 02:00
Racial bias still affects many aspects of health care.
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Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:29
An analysis of death certificates over nearly two decades contained several troubling findings.
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Trump Administration Says Obamacare Lawsuit Can Wait Until After the Election

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:53
The Department of Justice told the Supreme Court that the case did not represent an “emergency” that would require a speedy ruling.
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Economy in a Nutshell: Manufacturing in Recession. Services Booming.

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 07:41
The monthly jobs report also shows it’s still hard to get a meaningful raise despite low unemployment.
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How Serious Is Tom Steyer’s Polling Surge?

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:46
In a new survey, he’s second in South Carolina and tied for third in Nevada.
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Vaping Kills a 15-Year-Old in Texas

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 16:02
The teenager was the youngest to die so far in the outbreak of lung illnesses that affected thousands of people.
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Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 15:30
Two people were injured in Chicago, a reminder that as more coyotes move to the cities, some conflicts are inevitable.
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Why Your State Is Growing or Stalling or Shrinking

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:06
As U.S. population growth slows, more states depend on immigration.
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New York State Investigates Christian Health Cost Sharing Affiliate

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:57
Subpoenas have been issued to a company that solicits memberships for a health insurance alternative that offers no guarantees for covering medical bills.
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