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Unwanted heroes: a ban to transgender soldiers

 08/09/2017 - 14:45
President Trump banned transgender citizens of the Armed Forces based on alleged "high costs". There are studies that indicate that he is wrong (once again).

Arguing economic reasons, President Trump announced that the Department of Defense will not re-recruit transgender people. Several studies indicate that the president not only takes a step back in the inclusion of the LGBT community to the Armed Forces, but that its measurement could affect the troop's morale.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:17pm
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[OP-ED]: Hunger on campus is a real problem with real solutions

 08/08/2017 - 14:45
When students are hungry, they miss class -- sometimes to pick up an extra shift at work, sometimes because they get sick because their immune systems are weak from malnutrition. 

When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:21pm

[OP-ED]: El hambre en el campus es un problema real con soluciones reales

 08/08/2017 - 14:40
Cuando los estudiantes tienen hambre, pierden clases—a veces para trabajar otro turno, a veces porque se enferman debido a la debilidad de sus sistemas inmunes causada por la desnutrición. 

Cuando la gente de mi edad recuerda la época universitaria, a menudo recuerda haber sido un estudiante “muerto de hambre”. Pero, en una época en que era posible completar una educación universitaria con algunas becas, un modesto préstamo estudiantil y un trabajo de tiempo parcial, pocos de mis pares pasaron hambre de verdad.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:21pm

[OP-ED: The heartbreaking case of Charlie Gard is not a parable -- just one family’s tragedy

 08/03/2017 - 14:44
Chris Gard and Connie Yates, parents of the 11-month-old baby Charlie Gard, affected by mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, seen leaving the London High Court during their long and eventually unsuccessful legal fight to keep their terminally ill baby alive. EFE

Before 11-month-old Charlie Gard died in Britain last week from complications of a rare disease, his short life triggered debate about when it’s appropriate to stop treating patients and allow them to die.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:33pm

[OP-ED]: Can we die in peace?

 07/28/2017 - 08:38
Just whether the persistence of high-cost care reflects good medicine, a deep human craving to cling to life, or both is unclear. But the rhetoric about “end-of-life” care has changed more than the reality. To the question -- Can we die in peace and with dignity? -- the answer is “not yet.”

For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the pre-eminent journal of health policy. It devotes its latest issue to “end-of-life” care and finds that -- at least so far -- the power to make health care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:20am