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For Terminal Patients, the Barrier to Aid in Dying Can Be a State Line

Five years ago, Dr. Nicholas Gideonse spoke with an older man who had received a terminal cancer diagnosis and was…

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World

Japan Stays Tough on Cannabis as Other Nations Loosen Up

KOBE, Japan — From an early age, Japanese society had conditioned Takayuki Miyabe to fear marijuana. But that was before…

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Magazine

How to Remember What Your Doctor Says

“Don’t let the doctor cut you off,” says M. Barton Laws, a medical sociologist at Brown University who researches provider-patient…

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Health

For Transgender Youth, Stigma Is Just One Barrier to Health Care

Piper, a 17-year-old transgender girl, says she knows she is fortunate. She lives just outside Atlanta, with a supportive family…

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