When Language Goes Viral
How do innocuous words become insidious in the face of a public health emergency?
The True Costs of Managing Pandemics
The fear of the next global virus isn't just media indulging in catastrophizing; it's a collective concern for global economic and political health.
A Different Kind of Public Health Message
Researchers have found that Americans experience radically different health outcomes depending on their race and socioeconomic status.
Should Drug Makers Advertise?
Drug advertising is a longstanding issue in the U.S, tangled with patients’ rights to make their own decisions, doctors’ professional status, and the ethics of profiting from powerful drugs.
How Anxiety Got Rebranded As Depression
Depression diagnoses have skyrocketed over the past 50 years, but not necessarily as result of underlying changes in our mental health.
Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era
The country's experience regulating alcohol after Prohibition may provide lessons regarding marijuana.