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Who Needs Health Insurance?

The healthcare system in the U.S. ranks last among peer countries for overall quality and costs, and medical providers and policy makers are calling for new models of care. Carolyn …

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Mushi, Ticks, and Walking Sticks

Image courtesy Flickr user Nicolas Loeillot In Japan, insects are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Mary Knighton (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, William & Mary) researches Japan’s special …

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New Treatments for Lymphoma and Heart Disease

Image via Alex Proimos The way we manage all types of cancers of the blood is rapidly evolving. Dr. Michael Williams (University of Virginia), internationally known for his work in …

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Evicted from the Mountains

Courtesy Library of Congress When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. Margaret Marangione (Blue Ridge Community College) says new information has emerged suggesting …

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The Doctors of Nazi Germany

In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians were directly involved …

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Extreme Nursing in Bush Alaska

Public health nurse in Native village, Alaska. Image courtesy Maria DeValpine. There is an extreme shortage of nurses in “bush” Alaska, a stunningly beautiful part of the world only reachable …

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The Get Better Show

Image courtesy Bames24 The spice turmeric may be the spice of life. Aarthi Narayanan (George Mason University) is studying the power of curcumin, a molecule found in turmeric, in stopping …

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Start the Year Off Right

You can’t finish something you haven’t started. Francis Bush (Virginia Military Institute) started running late in life and has now completed more than 60 marathons. Plus: Women’s soccer coach Corey …

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Tongue-Tied America

Image courtesy Victorgrigas The fear of public speaking can be debilitating. For some, it’s the stuff of nightmares, and so many of us avoid doing it altogether. Molly Bishop Shadel (University …

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Pedal Power

Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. Ralph Buehler (Virginia Tech) has looked at who is riding bikes and why, and the infrastructure cities need to make cycling …

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Auto Biography

The lives of thirteen people are featured in a new book–but the real star is a 1957 Chevrolet Townsman wagon.  Auto Biography, tells the true story of the car and its …

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Replay: Not Just for the Birds

New research shows one key to curtailing West Nile disease may lie in increasing the diversity of birds. John Swaddle (College of William and Mary) says attracting a variety of …

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