Learning Medical Uncertainty
Learning Medical Uncertainty

We teach medicine through memory. But memorizing facts does little to address the uncertainty that comes out of making decisions based on those facts.

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Listening to Young People Reduces Pandemic Harms
Listening to Young People Reduces Pandemic Harms

A better understanding of the pandemic’s effects on young people is essential to developing policy responses that can address the breadth of harms children and adolescents are experiencing.

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A Game of Healthcare Law
A Game of Healthcare Law

In game theory, outcomes depend on the nature of the game and the payoffs. Healthcare is a game of incomplete dominance with multiple payoffs. Yet we simplify it into a zero-sum game.

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The Great COVID Vaccine Bet
The Great COVID Vaccine Bet

The CDC must decide whether to proceed with a new generation of vaccines that promise longer immunity. But many unknowns remain, making the decision a high-stakes gamble.

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Countries with Low Vaccination Rates Show Unusually Negative Attitudes to Vaccines on Twitter
Countries with Low Vaccination Rates Show Unusually Negative Attitudes to Vaccines on Twitter

Globally, 1.15% of tweets related to COVID-19 vaccines mentioned side effects. Sentiments toward vaccines were on average more negative than positive, with nearly two times more negative tweets than positive ones.

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The Trump Effect on Healthcare
The Trump Effect on Healthcare

Donald Trump is contagious. He infects susceptible patients with a flair for dramatic individualism. And it seems Trumpism will affect the health of the country and drive future trends in healthcare.

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Ovarian Cancer is Not a Silent Killer
Ovarian Cancer is Not a Silent Killer

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of gynecologic tumors. Fewer than 40% of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are cured, and approximately 12,810 people in the U.S. die from the disease every year.

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Pandemic Decision-making is Difficult and Exhausting
Pandemic Decision-making is Difficult and Exhausting

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people didn’t think through some basic decisions in the same way they might now. In fact, even early in the pandemic you didn’t really need to.

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The 1 in 10 Physicians With Reservations about Vaccines could be Undermining the Fight Against COVID-19
The 1 in 10 Physicians With Reservations about Vaccines could be Undermining the Fight Against COVID-19

There have been several cases of doctors expressing skepticism about vaccines in the media.

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Why is it Tough to Treat a Cough?
Why is it Tough to Treat a Cough?

Coughs are everywhere this time of the year. They appear to be both harmless yet persistent, which make coughs particularly difficult to treat. But that has not stopped us from trying to find solutions.

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The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic
The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic

Although inoculations were themselves a risky practice and carried a not-insignificant health risk, this data demonstrates that inoculations were significantly less fatal than the naturally occurring virus.


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