Commentary

Trans kids in the U.S. were seeking treatment decades before today’s...

By Jules Gill-Peterson, University of Pittsburgh In 1942, a 17-year-old transgender girl named Lane visited a doctor in her Missouri hometown with her parents. Lane...

100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, lessons from my grandfather

By Gregory B. Fairchild, University of Virginia When Viola Fletcher, 107, appeared before Congress in May 2021, she called for the nation to officially acknowledge...

Play taps for America: The Republic is under attack

Play taps for America. For a breach of faith with those we memorialize. We pay tribute to generations of Americans who paid with their...

Memorial Day memories: Courage of war correspondents

By Michael Bugeja I never fought in the Vietnam War. I joined United Press International, a worldwide wire service, in 1975 at the end of...

To fix drug costs, stop Big Pharma price-gouging and tax-dodging

By Hannah Hendrix, American Medical Student Association I’m studying at The Ohio State University to become a doctor because I want to help people. Unfortunately,...

Vax-a-Million: Is it worth it?

Last weekend, the Ohio Capital Journal reported that a state representative is considering introducing legislation to halt the “Vax-a-Million” campaign, a public outreach campaign...

HB 290: A backpack full of empty promises

By Kathleen Knight Abowitz and Joel Malin, Miami University The Ohio House is presently considering HB 290, with the euphemistic title, “The Backpack Bill,” sponsored...

Masks off: The nuance behind the CDC’s controversial decision New guidelines...

In other times, a “masks off” announcement might have been celebrated. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped straight into controversy. The confusion was palpable. Debates...

What the Vax-a-Million says about us

There is a saying in public health that you need to “meet people where they are.” The problem is that realizing where people are...

HIV/AIDS vaccine: Why don’t we have one after 37 years, when...

By Ronald C. Desrosiers, University of Miami Smallpox has been eradicated from the face of the Earth following a highly effective, worldwide vaccination campaign. Paralytic...
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