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A quiet healthcare crisis in dentistry

Few things are more concerning than kids without access to quality medical care. That’s especially true when the kids in question have special needs. Yet at this very moment, tens of thousands of special-needs kids struggle to find basic dental care. It’s a quiet crisis in American healthcare. Private organizations are starting to realize this… Read More »

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson’s role in opioid crisis may be ‘worse’ than Purdue’s

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University, made the comments during the 11th day of the historic trial in Oklahoma that is aimed at holding Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries responsible for the state’s opioid epidemic. “Until I had an opportunity to review discovery documents,” Kolodny testified,… Read More »

Study shows that whites cause more pollution resulting in national crisis

Black and Hispanic United States citizens are exposed to more air pollution that is caused by the consumer habits of their white counterparts, a study demonstrates. The findings of the study are referred to as “pollution inequity” and reflects 131,000 premature deaths each year, making it the biggest environmental health risk factor in the country.… Read More »

Viewpoints: Message to Sen. McConnell, Congress: Raising The Smoking Age To 21 Will Save Lives; Shocking Greed, Complicity Fueled Opioid Crisis

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: A New Age For Tobacco — Raising The Age To 21 Is A Smart Move We are encouraged to see that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are getting serious about raising the minimum age to 21 years old to… Read More »