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Pain and the Perfect Storm

A perfect storm has been brewing across the United States—and in Oregon, in particular—and most of us haven’t even noticed.

Turns out managing pain on a daily basis is killing us. 288 more words

Science Communication

Report: ACA slices American uninsured rate

About 17.6 million people have gained health insurance coverage through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a recent report from the Department of Health & Human Services. 76 more words

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When the market meets science

Got a rare disease? Step to the back of the line if you’re poor

Most of us understand a thread in the tapestry of how capitalism works: when folks demand something—such as cell phones—investors jump into the fray, markets open, and prices drop. 470 more words

Native Science

It’s not about science: it’s about control

Give her the shot

Once again childhood vaccines are at the news forefront.

Seems that one of the presidential hopefuls thinks vaccines cause autism.

I viewed this week’s debate through the periscope of the internet. 376 more words


Vital Signs: A Prescription for Our Health Care System

by Rick Ybarra

In Health Affairs most recent blog post, the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Vital Signs, hones in on a proposed set of… 360 more words

Consider This

Defying the Supreme Court

Ted Cruz Channels Andrew Jackson

Although I don’t always agree with Supreme Court decisions I respect the authority of the country’s highest court.

When Ted Cruz told NPR this week the court ruled incorrectly on marriage equality and national health care I felt a chill. 290 more words

Native Science


article published here.

As the Affordable Care Act reshapes the face of health care, unintended challenges are facing O&P.

The total number of amputees in the United States could reach 2.4 million by 2020; the total number of orthosis users could nearly triple that the same year, the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association found.

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