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Government Accountability to Health and Equity when Investing in Infrastructure via Public Health Awakened (October 16, 2017)

Cities Should Think About Trees as Public Health Infrastructure via Fast Company (October 5, 2017)

The United States Can Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities by Focusing on Chronic Diseases via Health Affairs (September 4, 2017)

Amazon Cuts Whole Foods Prices as Much as 43% on First Day via Bloomberg (August 30, 2017)

FDA Opens Applications for Digital Health Pre-Certification Pilot Program via MobiHealthNews (August 1, 2017)

England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy via NY Times (August 1, 2017)

Stanford’s First Chief Wellness Officer Takes Aim at Physician Burnout via STAT (July 29, 2017)

D.C. Councilmember Wants to Make Homelessness a Protected Class via Washington City Paper (July 13, 2017)

The GOP Health Care Plan Could Wipe Out Nearly a Million Jobs via The Fiscal Times (June 19, 2017)

Novartis, IBM Watson Health Team up for Breast Cancer Project via Reuters/OnBoard Health (June 11, 2017)

Why Health Means Business – Literally via US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (May 2, 2017)

Google’s Health Study Seeks 10,000 Volunteers to Give Up Their Medical Secrets via MIT Technology Review (April 20, 2017)

The ‘Tesla of Eco-Villages’ is an Off Grid Community Producing its Own Food, Water and Electricity via Superhv (April 20, 2017)

Libraries Full of Human “Books” are Spreading Across the Country via Upworthy (March 7, 2017)

These Colleges are Better than Harvard at Making Poor Kids Rich via Vox (March 3, 2017)

How to Get Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions via WSJ (February 28, 2017)

I Made My Classroom Look Like the Real-World…and Test Scores Soared via TED (February 28, 2017)

Mental Illness and Heart Disease are Often Found in the Same Patients via the Washington Post (February 22, 2017)

Moving Patient Data is Messy, but Blockchain is here to help via Wired (February 21, 2017)

Are we Focusing on the Right Silent Killer? Digital Solutions could be the Answer to Mental Health via Forbes (February 20, 2017)

The Perplexing Psychology of Saving for Health Care via NPR (February 17, 2017)

Pharmaceutical Companies and Digital Health Startups: It’s Time to get Together via Mobihealth News (February 14, 2017)

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half the Wealth of White Single Parents via NPR (February 10, 2017)

Tennessee Governor Seeks Free Community College for All Adults via NPR (February 2, 2017)

Food as Medicine: It’s not just a Fringe Idea Anymore via NPR (January 19, 2017)

Dan Barber’s Long-Term Mission: To Change Food and Farming Forever via the Guardian (January 17, 2017)

Could Changing the Way Doctors are Paid Help Narrow Health Disparities via the Boston Globe (January 11, 2017)

Amazon’s Latest Grocery Experiment Involves Accepting Food Stamps via Mashable (January 10, 2017)

Teachers are Stressed, and that Should Stress Us All via NPR (January 3, 2017)

The American System for Training Doctors is Broken via KevinMD (January 3, 2017)

Uber Hires Team to Work with Healthcare Providers via Becker’s Hospital Review (December 21, 2016)

Redskins Teaming with DC Public Schools to Implement New Health and Wellness Program via Washington Post (December 21, 2016)

Medtronic, Fitbit Partner to Data from CGM Device, Activity Tracker to One App via MobiHealthNews (December 20, 2016)

Mental Health and Relationships ‘Key to Happiness’ via BBC (December 13, 2016)

Why it’s so Hard to Find a Therapist who Takes Insurance via The Atlantic (December 13, 2016)

I Visited One of America’s Sickest Counties. I’m Afraid it’s About to get Worse via Vox (December 13, 2016)

The Problem with Satisfied Patients via The Atlantic (December 9, 2016)

Large Urban Counties are Leading the Nation’s Demographic Change via National Equity Atlas (December 9, 2016)

Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care Sails Through House Vote via Kaiser Health News (December 2, 2016)

3D Print Your Own Breakfast via Smithsonian (August 25, 2016)

Navigating Cancer as a Trans Person is a Nightmare via Newseek (August 2, 2016)

Instead of Painkillers, some Doctors are Prescribing Virtual Reality via Smithsonian (July 21, 2016)

Does Subsidizing Crops We’re Told to Eat Less of Fatten Us Up? via NPR (July 21, 2016)

Hassle of Being a Patient can Turn into a Crisis without Sick Leave via NPR (July 15, 2016)

Sick? People Say They Still Go to Work, Even When They Shouldn’t via NPR (July 13, 2016)

How Telemedicine is Transforming Health Care via the Wall Street Journal (June 27, 2016)

As Childhood Diabetes Rates Rise, so do Costs – And Families Feel the Pinch: Study via Kaiser Health News (June 21, 2016)

Cancer’s Heavy Financial Burden via Health Day (June 13, 2016)

Nurses Say Stress Interferes with Caring for Their Patients via NPR (June 10, 2016)

Cameroonian Inventor Wins Prize for Handheld Tablet Bringing Medicine to Rural Areas via CNN (June 7, 2016)

Unpaid, Stressed, and Confused: Patients are the Health Care System’s Free Labor via Vox (June 5, 2016)

Nonprofit Hospital Forgives Debts and Stops Suing so Many Poor Patients via NPR (June 3, 2016)

For the First Time, the FDA is Pressuring the Food Industry to Cut Down on Salt via Vox (June 2, 2016)

Medical Errors are No. 3 Cause of U.S. Deaths, Researchers Say via NPR (May 4, 2016)

How VA’s Million Veteran Program is Supporting the Precision Medicine Movement via Bloomberg Government (May 3, 2016)

Hospital Execs: ACA, Population Health will be Game Changers in Next 3 Years via FierceHealthcare (April 19, 2016)

Immigrants, the Poor and Minorities Gain Sharply Under Affordable Care Act via the NYTimes (April 19, 2016)

America’s Explosion of Income Inequality, in One Amazing Animated Chart via LA Times (April 12, 2016)

Texas Board’s Ruling is a Victory for Telehealth via MHealthIntelligence (April 8, 2016)

Just Turned 40? An Architect says it’s time to Design for Aging via NPR (April 5, 2016)

New York is in for a Sea Change in Education Policy. Here’s what and why via New York Times (March 23, 2016)

I Needed to Find Care for my Elderly Aunt. What I Found was an Eldercare Crisis via Washington Post (March 23, 2016)

The Great Divergence via The Economist (March 14, 2016)

You’ve Never Heard of the Powerful Doctors Making Decisions About Your Health via Washington Post (March 14, 2016)

Profile of Medicare Beneficiaries by Race/Ethnicity via KaiserHealthNews (March 10, 2016)

Verily is Building a Google for Medical Information via FastCompany (March 10, 2016)

Crisis Text Line is Opening its Treasure Trove of Data to Researchers via FastCompany (March 7, 2016)

Will Poor Health Status in the South be an Issue in 2016 Primaries via Wall Street Journal (February 25, 2016)

In America, the Art of Doctoring is Dying via the Washington Post (February 25, 2016)

Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and Poor is Growing via the NY Times (February 23, 2016)

French Supermarkets Banned from Throwing Away and Spoiling Unsold Food via Independent (February 11, 2016)

Here’s how Millennials could Change Health Care via USA Today (February 9, 2016)

Why it’s so Hard to Succeed in Silicon Valley when you grew up Poor via Vox (January 29, 2016)

HealthBeMe and NCSU Launch ‘Go Do Good’ Campaign (January 21, 2016)

Even Insured can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds via NYTimes (January 13, 2016)

Keep Things Simple for a Healthy, Long Life via NPR (January 3, 2016)

2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being via the Atlantic (December 28, 2015)

Prescription Drugs’ Sizable Share of Health Spending via Wall Street Journal (December 17, 2015)

What the Healthcare Industry can Learn from Starbucks, Nordstrom and Amazon via Forbes (December 9, 2015)

EHRs Help Lower Costs, Deaths from Hospital-Acquired Conditions via iHealthBeat (December 2, 2015)

Meet the (Other) Musk Brother, who wants to Change the World of Food via Fast CoExist (December 2, 2015)

Walgreens to Buy Rival Rite Aid for $9.4b, will Create Drug Store Giant via Kaiser Health News (October 28, 2015)

In L.A., Longevity and Health in Later Life Vary by Community via Kaiser Health News (October 15, 2015)

Buyer Beware: A Mammogram’s Price can Vary by Nearly $1000, Study Finds via Kaiser Health News (October 7, 2015)

Novartis CEO Talks About Drug Costs, Paying Doctors and Doing the Right Thing via Washington Post (September 26, 2015)

Omada Health Raises $48 Million to Fight Obesity-Related Chronic Disease via Omada Health (September 19, 2015)

America’s Poorest are Virtually Getting no Assistance via the Atlantic (September 15, 2015)

“The Richer You Are, the Better Your Health – and how this can be Changed” – Michael Marmot via the Guardian (September 15, 2015)

What Men Really Think About Mental Health Stigma via Huffington Post (September 14, 2015)

Diabetes Nation? Half of Americans Have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes via Los Angeles Times (September 9, 2015)

Stethoscope Meets Smartphone and the Heart Knows It’s Right via Los Angeles Times (September 5, 2015)

The Transportation Barrier via the Atlantic (August 13, 2015)

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists who Shift Blame For Obesity Away from Bad Diets via NY Times (August 11, 2015)

Study: Life Expectancy Varies by Zip Code in the Triangle via The News & Observer (August 7, 2015)

Study: 91% of Homeless People Have Mental Health Issues via CBS Washington (August 7, 2015)

Americans are Finally Eating Less via The News & Observer (August 2, 2015)

The Power of Maps via Build Healthy Places Network (July 22, 2015)

Single-Payer Health Reform: A Step Toward Reducing Structural Racism in Health Care via Harvard Public Health Review (July 21, 2015)

Mexico’s Soda Tax is Working. The US Should Learn from it via Wired (July 21, 2015)

Philips Announces Unique AgingWell Hub During White House Conference on Aging (July 21, 2015)

“Navigators” for Cancer Patients: A Nice Perk or Something More? via Washington Post (July 7, 2015)

Closing the Broccoli Gap via NY Times (June 30, 2015)

California Woman Creates App Helping to Feed Almost 600,000 Homeless via In Flex We Trust (June 30, 2015)

This is Your Brain on Poverty: 5 Facts via Global Citizen (June 30, 2015)

For Doctors who Take a Break from Practice, Coming Back can be Tough via Kaiser Family Foundation (June 18, 2015)

Seniors and Income Inequality: How Things get Worse with Age via WSJ (June 12, 2015)

Too Soon to Deride High Obamacare Rate Hikes via Kaiser Foundation (June 12, 2015)

Stand for 2 Hours Each Day, Public Health Experts Tell Office Workers via San Jose Mercury (June 7, 2015)

Rangel and Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand TeleMedicine to Vets via Duke Digital Health (June 7, 2015)

City Passes Legislation to Incorporate Health Considerations into Future Planning and Programs via Institute for Public Health Innovation (June 5, 2015)

ER Revisit Rates Higher than Previously Thought, Often More Costly than Initial Visits via Forbes (June 5, 2015)

State-by-State Effects of a Ruling for the Challengers in King v. Burwell via Kaiser Family Foundation (June 3, 2015)

France to Force Big Supermarkets to Give Unsold Food to Charities via The Guardian (June 1, 2015)

Are More Americans Benefiting from Obamacare than Realize it? via WSJ (May 25, 2015)

Even with Insurance, People Avoid the Doctor via MarketPlace (May 25, 2015)

What the Healthcare Worker of the Future Will Look Like via FierceHealthcare (May 25, 2015)

When Paying the Obamacare Penalty is Cheaper than Buying Insurance via Kaiser Health News (May 21, 2015)

Millions of Black Men are “Missing” in the US; More than 70,000 Come from NC via WUNC (May 18, 2015)

“Smart” Inhalers are now Monitoring All the Asthmatics of Louisville via Fast Company (May 18, 2015)

Is Social Security in Even Worse Shape than we Think? via WSJ (May 18, 2015)

This Small, Wonky Obamacare Program Saved $384 Million Over 2 Years via Vox (May 5, 2015)

Men “Catching Up” on Life Expectancy via BBC (May 5, 2015)

Where You Live Matters Everywhere via IOL (May 2, 2015)

Making Medicines from Soil: Going Behind the Scenes of a Citizen Science Project via Discover (May 2, 2015)

Why Nothing, Especially Chicken, Tastes Like it Used to via New York Post (April 27, 2015)

Few Consumers are Using Quality, Price Information to Make Health Decisions via Kaiser Health News (April 27, 2015)

When Depression and Cultural Expectations Collide via Kaiser Health News (April 27, 2015)

Why Banning Fast Food in South LA Hasn’t Helped Reduce Obesity via CityLab (April 24, 2015)

The Problem with Satisfied Patients via The Atlantic (April 21, 2015)

The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care via NY Times (April 20, 2015)

Gender Differences in Health Care, Status and Use: Spotlight on Men’s Health via Kaiser Family Foundation (April 1, 2015)

Using Community Healthcare Workers to Reduce Disparities via PCORI (April 1, 2015)

Health Inequalities in Boston by T-stops: A Pictorial Essay via BU School of Public Health (March 31, 2015)

The Navajo Nation Will Soon Have the Country’s First-Ever Junk-Food Tax (March 29, 2015)

Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid via TED (March 4, 2015)

People with Low Incomes Say They Pay a Price in Poor Health via NPR (March 4, 2015)

‘Instagram for Doctors’ Lets Medics Share Photos to Solve Mystery Cases via CNN (March 2, 2015)

Obesity is a Health Care Time Bomb, Warn Lancet Authors via TheStar.com (March 2, 2015)

To Attack Health Disparities, States Take a Broader View via Pew Charitable Trusts (February 18, 2015)

Geisinger’s Second Century of Innovation: Health System Spreading Best Practices Through New Company via Modern Healthcare (February 17, 2015)

Zero Waste Grocery Store (February 3, 2015)

A Key Urban Intersection via Harvard Gazette (February 2, 2015)

Food Trucks, Share the Lane. Food Bikes are Merging into the Business via NPR (January 30, 2015)

The Next Front of Wearables via Tech Crunch (January 29, 2015)

With Cost Data, Entrepreneurs Look to Scale “Unlimited” Primary Care (January 21, 2015)

The More Hours You Work, the More You Drink, Study Says via Time (January 17, 2015)

These 15 Charts Show Our Health Care Prices Are Totally Insane via Vox (January 15, 2014)

The 5 Most Underreported Health Stories of 2014 via the MinnPost (January 4, 2014)

6 Healthcare Startups that are Transforming Patient Care via MedCity News (December 30, 2014)

Top 10 Healthcare Tweets via Forbes (December 29, 2014)

Which Jobs Have the Highest Rates of Depression via the Atlantic (December 26, 2014)

The Apple Watch Won’t Make You Healthier via Vox (December 5, 2014)

Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation via David Harlow (December 3, 2014)

Ending Health Inequality, Addressing the Social Determinants of Health via RWJF Blog (November 30, 2014)

Research Studies: Healthy Habits and Health Disparities Start Young (November 26, 2014)

The Exercise Cost of Soda and Juice via the Atlantic (October 20, 2014)

Philips Receives FDA Clearance for two Telehealth Apps via MobiHealthNews (October 13, 2014)

How Sara Horowitz Brought Healthcare to Freelancers via Forbes (October 8, 2014)

Why Climate Change Affects Poor Neighborhoods the Most via Time (October 5, 2014)

Being Bilingual Makes You Better at Non-Linguistic Tasks via Harvard Biz Review (October 5, 2014)

Development Divide: China Leads India in Health, Education and Life Expectancy via WSJ (September 18, 2014)

Indian Prime Minister Wants Health Insurance for All (September 17, 2014)

Cities Using Analytics to Improve Public Health (September 17, 2014)

Hispanic Neighborhoods Experience Higher Air Pollution Exposure (September 12, 2014)

Mayo Clinic Offers Online Courses on Community Engagement in Research (September 12, 2014)

WHO Aims at Reducing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (September 7, 2014)

UC Berkeley Launches Student-Led Health-Tech Incubator via VentureBeat (September 4, 2014)

What Ingredients are Really in Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte via FoodBabe (September 3, 2014)

Roundtable Envisions Better Future for U.S. Healthcare Innovation via Lancaster Online (September 3, 2014)

What Happens When Health Plans Compete via NY Times (September 3, 2014)

The Countries Losing the Fight Against Heart Disease via Atlantic (August 23, 2014)

Rich People Exercise, Poor People Take Diet Pills via Atlantic (August 22, 2014)

Contrave: A Promising New Approach in the Fight Against Obesity via KevinMd.com (August 22, 2014)

Robin Williams’ Death and the State of Mental Healthcare in the US (August 17, 2014)

Dr. David Nash of Thomas Jefferson University and His Views on the Future of Healthcare (August 17, 2014)

End of Life Care: Things We Fail to Discuss (August 17, 2014)

Ending the War on Fat from Time Magazine (August 15, 2014)

Walmart Jumps Into Healthcare Field and Causes Ripples (August 14, 2014)

Low-Income Neighborhoods Strive For Well-Being (August 14, 2014)

Innovation Grants for Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty (August 6, 2014)

All the Necessary Vitamins in One Shot? (August 4, 2014)

Newly Insured Under ACA, but What’s Next? (August 4, 2014)

Sal Kahn turns down finance career to provide access quality educational resources to the masses, regardless of SES…only requirement, the internet (August 2, 2014)

The controversy will live on for many, many moons: Pro-life or Pro-choice? (August 2, 2014)

Healthcare spending is down, but the costs have shifted to consumers (July 28, 2014)

FREE online course on Happiness by UC Berkeley (July 28, 2014)

Fighting Loneliness With Cuddle Parties by the Atlantic (July 28, 2014)

Revised ‘Happiness Benchmarks’ in all 50 states and the District (July 28, 2014)

Medical Marijuana: To Sell or Not To Sell – FierceHealthcare reports on the debate (July 22, 2014)

Uber announces partnership with American Red Cross during disasters (July 21, 2014)

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