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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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#ResistanceRecap: How Young People Fueled the Resistance in 2017

2017 began on the defensive: Trump took office in January, and within days he had issued an Islamophobic, xenophobic ban on Muslims. The year was anxiety-riddled, with young people, and particularly young immigrants, people of color, and women, never sure when President Trump and his conservative ...

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Millennials Need A Supreme Court Nominee That Works For Our Generation

Alongside many other extreme acts in the first days of his presidency, such as enacting an unconstitutional Muslim ban, President Trump has nominated the hyper-conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court.

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SCOTUS Keeps Abortion Access Open In Texas But Reproductive Justice Is Still Lacking

The Supreme Court’s decisions this week are key to ensuring women have access to the health care they need, though it’s clear that the fight is far from over.

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Foodies To The Rescue: Can Millennials Undo The Damage Of The Modern Diet?

Farmers’ markets and organic grocery stores may earn scorn as hipster fads, but they are also making personal choice an actual alternative to the ubiquitous and economically dominant mainstream of junk food.

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Mental Medicine: How The Stigma Around Mental Health Affects Doctors

Millennials aren’t feeling well. As a generation, Millennials are putting up startling figures for measures of mental health.

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When Your Medical Record Goes From Paper File To Digital File, Who Owns The Data?

Who owns your Facebook profile? What about Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform on which you’ve created a profile? When your personal information, along with pictures, videos, and comments, are loaded onto a social media platform, it is hard to be certain of who has access, who ...

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Advertisements Seem To Be Driving The Demand For E-Cigarettes Among Teenagers

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While there are some regulations in place to ban companies from marketing regular cigarettes on TV and other sources, no such rules exist for electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, advertisements.

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Diagnosing The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Then And Now

A study published last year in the American Journal of Public Health found that kindergarten students in California most likely to be excused from state vaccine requirements due to the personal beliefs of their parents were white and from higher socioeconomic status.

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New Documentary Explores Abortion Clinics Struggling To Stay Open In The South

Dawn Porter's new documentary "Trapped" explores the political battle over abortion and features abortion providers, clinic workers, and women seeking abortions, specifically in three clinics in the South.

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In 14 Days, I Will Lose My Health Insurance

Today is March 16, 2016. In exactly 14 days—two weeks—I will lose my health insurance. I suffer from a life threatening chronic health condition. If I lose my health care, it could mean losing my life.

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Obama’s Moonshot: The Precision Medicine Initiative

Millennials will be the first generation not just of Americans, but of human beings, to enter their golden years without having to fear cancer. That, at least, is the driving ambition behind the Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama calls his “moonshot” project. The now-popular ...

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