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COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Rural and Tribal Communities at Great Risk

The Legacy of Forced Sterilizations

Authored by Phuoc Le, M.D. and Brooke Warren In the 1970s, Jean Whitehorse, a member of the Navajo Nation, went to a hospital in New Mexico for acute appendicitis. Years later, she found out the procedure performed was not just an appendectomy – she had been...

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Climate Change is not an “Equal Opportunity” Crisis

Climate Change is not an “Equal Opportunity” Crisis

Authored by Phuoc Le, M.D. and Sam Aptekar In the last fifteen years, we have witnessed dozens of natural disasters affecting our most vulnerable patients, from post-hurricane victims in Haiti to drought and famine refugees in Malawi. The vast majority of these...

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