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Last Chance for Exchange Plans, No CHIP Funding, AND a Tax Bill

There's a lot going on this week, and also a lot that's NOT happening. The ACA's health insurance exchanges are wrapping up the open enrollment...

Kids and Elmo and the Difficulty of Research

Nutrition research can be difficult, especially when kids, and Elmo, and careless research techniques ruin the outcome of the study. A study on...

Palliative Care, Informed Consent, and the Horrors of Cystoscopy

Dr. Tim Broach is our guest on this installment of the Healthcare Triage Podcast. Tim is a palliative care physician at Indiana University, an...

The ACA Insurance Exchanges Are Open! Go Get Insured!

While Obamacare is has been under legislative threat all year, it's still the law of the land, which means the exchanges are open for business for...

There's No Pot In Your Kid's Candy

There’s a whole new candy myth out there: Poisoning of kids by marijuana-candy. SPOILER: It isn't happening. Aaron's Book, The Bad Food Bible,...

The Death of a Sibling Takes Emotional and Physical Tolls

The death of a child is almost too awful to complicate. The emotional toll on those who remain is high, but the death of a sibling can also have...

A Bipartisan Fix for Obamacare? Who F***ing Knows?

There's been talk in Washington DC in recent weeks that Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander has come to some kind of bipartisan agreement to...

Shaky Science in the New Rules on Contraceptive Coverage

In a new rule about coverage of contraception, the Trump administration argues that birth control is bad for your health. But it’s a claim that...

The Bad Food Bible

Some of our most popular HCT episodes have been about food. Or, rather, they’ve been about the science and research behind food, and the...

Marijuana, Intoxication, DWI, and Breathalyzers

How do breathalyzers work? And will there ever be a breathalyzer for marijuana? As pot has become legal in several states, law enforcement has...

What Kind of Gun Laws Work? Guns and Public Health Part 4

Let’s be honest. The real controversy around the issue of guns is… what might we do about it? It’s the potential firearms policy changes that make...

Firearms and Suicide: Guns and Public Health Part 3

We continue our special look at guns and public health in the United States. This week, we're looking at how easily accessible firearms complicate...

CBO to Trump: Ending Cost Sharing Increases Deficit

This week, the Congressional Budget Office delivered a report on how Donald Trump's suggestion that the federal government may stop making cost...

Homicide and Firearms: Guns and Public Health Part 2

Let’s be clear. The biggest thing people worry about with guns in the US is homicide. There are lots of ways to look at the data, and most don’t...