If we really care about migrant kids, we can’t stop at ending the obvious atrocity of family separation at the border.
In my daily life as a pediatrician, I sometimes care for kids who have been removed from their homes — just the day before, or even that same day — by Child Protective Services. These kids arrive in my office … Read More
Lessons from my great-aunt, an East Texas original.
Women’s Work Lessons from my great-aunt, an East Texas original. I was a child in a magical place, in a house my father built in the piney woods of East Texas, and I wanted for nothing. There were the woods … Read More
I work in a clinic where the vast majority of my patients are on government-funded health care and have never worked a day in their lives.
I used to believe that everyone deserved health care. Now, I work in a clinic where the vast majority of my patients are on government-funded health care. I have learned that the stereotypes about these people are true: Most of … Read More
From Rachel Pearson's "No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine," this excerpt is featured in our April issue.
We Were the Safety Net As a medical student in Galveston, Rachel Pearson learned as much in her work at St. Vincent’s, a student-run charity clinic, as in any of her classes. In this excerpt from her new memoir, Pearson … Read More
In response to a video released Tuesday by anti-abortion activist group the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to investigate what he calls “the harvesting of baby body parts.” The videomakers’ claim that Planned Parenthood uses abortion to illegally “sell baby parts” is a misleading distraction from real issues of justice in medical research and care. Read More
While fears of immigrant children carrying disease persist, public health experts on the front lines offer reasons for calm. Read More
The Central American kids arriving in Texas are likely to be better-vaccinated than children in Texas.
The Central American kids arriving in Texas are likely to be better-vaccinated than children in Texas. Read More