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Why Hospitals Are Building Housing


As people’s homes become bulwarks against the pandemic, funding for health care is being spent on housing. Maybe they were the same thing all along.

Who Killed Tony the Tiger?


Chile is banning cereal mascots and slapping warning labels on unhealthy foods. Now even the kids won’t touch them.

It’s a New Day for LGBT Health


From transgender clinics to big wins in the fight against HIV, the landscape for LGBT health is nearly unrecognizable from just 10 years ago.

Tchau Tchau, Malaria


In country after country, one of the world’s deadliest diseases is being eradicated. In many cases, it’s women leading the fight.

Free the Paramedics!


They’re the medical system’s eyes and ears, yet they’re treated as crisis managers. Now some cities are letting their paramedics get to know their patients, with remarkable results.

Everybody Needs a Home


What would happen if our first step towards solving homelessness was to actually give people someplace to live?

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Transcending Judgment

Portugal’s Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment


By decriminalizing even “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine, Portugal drove down HIV rates and overdose deathsand proved beyond a doubt that harm reduction works.

Interactive: Harm Reduction Goes Global


How a once-radical idea is becoming the norm in country after country.

Bleeding-Heart Capitalism


A doctor in Denver is blending the Medicaid model with a capitalist profit motive, offering high-quality health care without the frills.