Monthly Archives: September 2016

Racial disparity emerges in rare child suicide rates

(CNN)There has been a disturbing increase in suicide rates among elementary school-age black children in recent years in the United States, and yet researchers aren’t quite sure why. When compared with early adolescents, younger children who die by suicide are … Continue reading

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Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure

David L. Kirp Although it’s been a long time, I vividly recall my reaction when I learned that I had been admitted to Amherst College: The admissions office must have made a terrible mistake. I had graduated from a Long … Continue reading

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Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This

Daniele Castellano By SARAH HALLBERG and OSAMA HAMDY September 10, 2016 Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new weight-loss procedure in which a thin tube, implanted in the stomach, ejects food from the body before all the calories can be … Continue reading

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President Obama backs new veterans’ health care system Tweet email

A congressional panel says the VA needs “fundamental, dramatic change” to improve health care for veterans. (JUSTIN BERL/EPA) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:00 PM President Obama says he supports a congressional panel’s recommendation to create a veterans’ … Continue reading

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Black Health Matters

By JENNA WORTHAM AUGUST 27, 2016 The first bloom appeared in the crease of my right elbow, an itchy cluster that I ignored. It was well into summer, so I wrote it off as heat rash, or something similarly seasonal. But then … Continue reading

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