Autism, diagnosed in nearly 3 percent of kids in some communities, is a public health emergency, writes Ilyse Levine-Kanji. Her eldest son was diagnosed 18 years ago.
Like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, my husband died by suicide, leaving our daughters and loving family struggling, wondering why.
The biotech industry needs to invest more in developing therapies for childhood diseases, ideally ones that can be given before symptoms arise, writes Geoff McDonough.
It's time for the life sciences industry to expand access and opportunity to more women, people of color and people at all socioeconomic levels, writes David Lucchino, the chairman of...
What I’m advocating for is not a miracle -- it’s a health system that patients can rely on for quality, reliable care, writes Ophelia Dahl. It’s also a system that...
The catastrophic storm plunged Puerto Ricans backward in time, writes Abby Maxman, the president and CEO of Oxfam America. Some think their island will never recover.
As author Anne Mackin watches her son and his European fiancee decide where to live, she wonders how the U.S. can compete with Europe and Canada.
There is a vast difference between being sad and suffering from the mental illness that I and millions of others live with, writes Jane Roper.
The local bus, which has long been seen as an uncool “loser cruiser,” is now being recast as modern, environmentally sound and socially responsible transportation, writes Fred Hewett.
Investors and executives aren't losing sleep over future hits to their bottom lines, writes Rich Barlow. Indeed, Big Pharma stocks rose on news of the president’s proposals.
Lack of access to something as basic as eyeglasses is one of the many ways that poverty itself serves as a barrier to economic mobility, writes Danya Keene.
Hunger and homelessness prevent thousands of Massachusetts students from completing a college degree, write Sara Goldrick-Rab and Pam Eddinger.
My mother had the courage to recognize that she was becoming one of the people she’d scorned when she first moved to her community, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, and the...
I’ve told my daughters stories about their Nanny, writes Kathy Gunst. It’s my way of keeping her from fading in their memories, and from mine.
Adding a question about gender identity during adolescent wellness visits to the doctor could save lives, write Robin Dembroff and Kate McKenzie.
By focusing so much on the Duchess's flawless appearance, writes Cloe Axelson, we are distracted from the real trauma that is childbirth.
Public health researchers helped to reduce death and injury from smoking, writes Morissa Sobelson. Will today's researchers have the funding to help stem America's gun violence epidemic?
If we don’t commit more state resources to teaching people how to recycle properly, writes Miles Howard, we’re going to pay for that negligence with our wallets and our health.
New Jersey is doing the right thing by making it harder to opt out of vaccinations for religious reasons, writes Rich Barlow. Parental religion should never trump child welfare.
I understand that ardent pro-choice readers will disagree with me, writes Rich Barlow. What they may not know is that the rest of the world is not so ardent.