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'Almost Like Malpractice': To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese — terms that now apply to nearly three-quarters of adults in the U.S. The Association of American Medical Colleges plans to roll out new diversity, equity, and inclusion standards aimed at teaching doctors, among other things, how to treat patients who are overweight with respect.

Postcard From Minneapolis

Tribal Pharmacy Dispenses Free Meds and Fills Gaps for Native Americans in the City

The Mashkiki Waakaa’igan Pharmacy in downtown Minneapolis gives Native Americans an economical option for filling prescriptions while being sensitive to tribal traditions and expectations.

Three cemetery workers lower a pink casket with an image of Calyia Stringer printed on it into a plot in the ground.

Caskets Wrapped in Colorful Images Pay Tribute to Young Lives Lost to Trauma and Violence

Mourners are wrapping caskets in imagery, similar to the way companies wrap logos around cars, trucks, and buses. Across the country, casket-wrap companies create custom designs, too often for grieving parents who have lost their children to gun violence.

A billboard on the side of a building shows the Golden Gate Bridge with text next to it reading, "FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER FOR OUR BRAINS, BEAUTY AND, NOW, DIRT-CHEAP FENTANYL." Tree branches and a string of lanterns and lights are seen blurred in the foreground.

The New MADD Movement: Parents Rise Up Against Drug Deaths

People who have lost children to pills laced with fentanyl are demanding that lawmakers adopt stricter penalties and are pressuring Silicon Valley for social media protections. The movement harks back to the 1980s, when Mothers Against Drunk Driving activated a generation of parents.

A screenshot shows Elisabeth Rosenthan and Adam Conover side-by-side on a video call. Text above them reads, "Beyond the script," and the KHN logo is seen underneath them.
KHN On Air

Watch: Going Beyond the Script of ‘The G Word’ and How Government Responds to Disease (Or Not)

KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal joins comedian Adam Conover to discuss his new Netflix series, “The G Word,” which examines the federal government's role in Americans' lives, and how it plays out in the covid era.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Waking Up to Baby Formula Shortage

Daily Cartoon

‘Transcend Dental Medication’

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