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  • May 18 2017 - 2:50pm

     

    In the most recent issue of Neurology, Dr. Altaf Saadi and colleagues reveal the disheartening news that African Americans and Hispanic Americans receive lower quality neurologic care than their white counterparts.

    Analyzing data from the Medical Expenditure Panel...

  • Mar 10 2017 - 2:14pm

     While it has been mildly entertaining to watch Trump’s healthcare plan slammed by liberals and conservatives, that’s only a thin silver lining to the unconscionable piece of garbage that has been named the American Health Care Act. While conservatives have been concerned that the...

  • Nov 29 2016 - 3:45am

     

    It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving and, for once, I’m not scheduled to work at the hospital. Yet, on Friday evening I found myself fastening my badge to my clothes and walking into the Intensive Care Unit.

    One of my most beloved patients, Ms. Chhem is passing away. I’ve...

  • Nov 4 2016 - 3:43am

     
    Media coverage of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline has been hopelessly myopic. Certainly environmental justice, police brutality and the violation of sacred burial grounds are important topics, but no one has addressed the larger systemic issues at play...

  • Oct 6 2016 - 3:01pm

     

    Women of color have long had a love-hate relationship with white feminists. While the two groups clearly have the united goal of dismantling the patriarchy, all too often the efforts are co-opted by white women. “Wins” are typically not “wins for women” but in fact, “wins for white...

  • Jul 12 2016 - 12:53pm

     

    Seattle, WA -- Ever since moving to Seattle it’s become clear to me that though most of its inhabitants identify as liberals, the dominant white culture enables a culture of armchair liberals. When it comes to LGBT rights, Seattle will stand up, but when it comes to...

  • Jun 14 2016 - 4:54am

     

    I could talk about the sanctity of queer nightclubs. Queer nightclubs are to queer civil rights as black southern churches are to black civil rights.

    I could point out that Donald Trump’s asinine statements about Muslims and a radicalizing second generation are exactly the...

  • May 13 2016 - 3:08am

     
    Zika has been described as extraordinary in so many ways. But the only thing that’s really extraordinary about the whole thing is how incredibly dispassionate I am about it.

    At this point, even extraterrestrials have probably heard that the World Health Organization declared...

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    Women’s health advocates were uniformly jubilant on March 30, 2016 when the FDA...

  • Apr 3 2016 - 4:04am

     

  • Mar 7 2016 - 1:13am

     
    Much like expensive red wines, many Facebook relationships, and Kanye West’s psychological state, the case of Texas House Bill No. 2 is complicated.

    Last week the Supreme Court heard oral...

  • Feb 29 2016 - 12:17am

     
    The conviction of Peter Liang is the best thing that has happened to Asian Americans since the Immigration and Nationality Act of the 1960s. It’s also an embarrassing example of how bewildered the minds of some Asian Americans are when it comes to race.

    The conviction is a...

  • Jan 24 2016 - 11:42pm

     

    This is the final part of a series on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fight for appropriate health care for himself and for over 2 million prison inmates across the country. (Click here for Part I,...

  • Dec 22 2015 - 2:13pm

     
    The third in a three-part series on Mumia Abu-Jamal's fight to force the Pennsylvania prison system to treat his active Hep-C infection, and that of thousands of other infected state inmates, and on the raging Hepatitis-C epidemic in the nation's prisons. (Click...

  • Dec 15 2015 - 12:05am

     

    With this article, ThisCantBeHappening! welcomes Dr. Jess Guh to our collective. You can read about her background by clicking on the "Who, and What, Are We?" button above, just below our masthead.
     

    Going to the doctor is like going to...

  • Nov 29 2014 - 2:46pm

     

    Bellevue, WA -- Yesterday marked the third annual Black Friday protests and strikes at Walmart, the largest private employer in this country. The Walton family, controlling owners of the company, is America’s richest family, with holdings valued at almost $150 billion...

  • Nov 27 2011 - 9:28am

     

    The mainstream media likes to claim that Occupy Movement is comprised of aimless activists without concrete goals. They should go ask Martha and Lorena Reyes, two recently fired Hyatt housekeepers who know exactly why the 1% who run everything need to be occupied and what the 99%...

  • Dec 30 2010 - 7:33pm

    Am I the only queer person in the country that is sad about the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"? I know the long-delayed bill just signed into law has destroyed my plan to avoid any future military conscription.

    Let me explain. Many of my male friends in college photodocumented their...