Diagnosing Gentrification

When neighborhoods change, it doesn't just affect long-term residents' housing options It might be making them sick.

To the residents at 1030 Carroll Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a new bank of Citi Bikes ― the bike sharing program typically found in wealthier neighborhoods ― isn’t a sign that city officials are investing in their health and wellness. Instead, it’s a signal to longtime residents that their area has entered late-stage gentrification...

When The Scars Of Mass Shootings Aren't Left By Bullets

Americans who live through mass shootings often need extensive mental health treatment. Charity can't pay for it all.

Sherrie Lawson was in a meeting when she heard the gunshots.

Because she was on a Navy installation where firearms were heavily restricted, Lawson assumed the loud bangs were the sound of people dropping tables or chairs...

Fentanyl Overdoses Are Rising And Science Can’t Keep Up

Synthetic opioid formulas are evolving at a breakneck pace.

Bribery. Conspiracy. Racketeering.

Those are just three of the accusations that federal prosecutors leveled against two Alabama physicians in April as part of a 22-count criminal indictment...

Finding A Cure Wouldn’t Mean We’ve Defeated Cancer

While Joe Biden’s moonshot initiative is admirable, it partly misses the point.

WebMD wasn’t a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter’s condition the old-fashioned way, in a hardcover medical volume...

Lead Poisoning Is Still A Public Health Crisis For African-Americans

There is no such thing as a 'safe' lead level.

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, he was a “lead kid,” one of thousands of children in the city with toxic levels of lead...