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Are you getting the best health care? Evidence says: maybe not

  • Written by Bernadette Melnyk, Dean and Professor of Nursing, The Ohio State University
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When you go to the hospital, you probably think you’re going to receive the best, most current care. Otherwise, you would not entrust your care to that hospital.

Evidence suggests, however, that you might be wrong. In fact, based on a study I conducted with a team this year, we found that one...

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Clinton seizes on environmental justice but progress requires deep reforms

  • Written by The Conversation Contributor

Hillary Clinton has won the California primary, in part by appealing to environmentalists in a state with a long tradition in conservation and aggressive climate change policies. The victory follows the release earlier this spring of her strategy to address environmental and climate justice – a topic that’s risen to national prominence...

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Saturated fats make some cells lose track of time -- and that's bad

  • Written by The Conversation Contributor
imageOut of sync.Clocks via www.shutterstock.com.

Foods high in fat, especially saturated fat, are bad for you. A high-fat diet is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease as well as metabolic disorders like obesity and type 2 diabetes. So why does saturated fat have these effects on the body? What’s going on in your body when you eat a fatty meal?...

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Why the Deep Space Atomic Clock is key for future space exploration

  • Written by The Conversation Contributor
imageDSAC is prepping for a yearlong experiment to characterize and test its suitability for use in future deep space exploration.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CC BY

We all intuitively understand the basics of time. Every day we count its passage and use it to schedule our lives.

We also use time to navigate our way to the destinations that matter to us. In...

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Three female scholars react to Hillary Clinton's historic nomination

  • Written by The Conversation Contributor

On June 7, Hillary Clinton won enough pledged delegates to win nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate, the first woman to do so. Three prominent scholars of U.S. electoral politics react.

The importance of treating women well

Valerie M. Hudson, Texas A&M University

As an American woman, I am proud to tell my sons and daughters that...

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How fish and clean water can protect coral reefs from warming oceans

  • Written by The Conversation Contributor

Hurricanes and waterspouts. Bone-chilling rain and 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. Jellyfish and fire coral stings. Broken toes, shoulders, knees and fingers. Entanglements in fishing gear and stranded boats. Cockroaches, mosquitoes and sandflies. Hundreds of SCUBA dives and thousands of hours underwater. And to end it all, mountains of very...

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