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VA authors argue agency wait times beat private sector: JAMA

Dive Brief: Wait times for new patients at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and private hospitals were similar in 2014, a new Journal of the American Medical Association study authored by researchers affiliated with the VA found. But while wait times in the private sector appeared to be static between 2014 and 2017, wait times… Read More »

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy – The New York Times

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s first steps on stage: a kids’ Shakespeare program that doesn’t hold auditions, guarantees everyone a substantial speaking role, emphasizes community, and excludes no one. Unless, as Mason Wicks-Lim and his mother Ali discovered, you have a life-threatening nut allergy.… Read More »

Managing Teenage Acne – The New York Times

Acne appeared sporadically at first when Sophia Steinberg was in the eighth grade, but within two years she said her face, chest and back were covered with embarrassing lesions of cystic acne. “I was very self-conscious, deeply insecure and anxious,” Sophia, a Brooklyn high school student, told me. “I would wake up ashamed for my… Read More »