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Dennis Rosen

Dennis Rosen
Dennis Rosen is a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, and the author of the forthcoming Vital Conversations: Improving Communication between Doctors and Patients, to be published in 2014.

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After Typhoon Haiyan, Ask Yourself, ‘Why Not Volunteer?’

The benefits of volunteering to help strangers in distress in faraway places accrue both to the victims—and to the helpers.

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Why Health Care Inflation May Lead to Cheaper Health Care

There’s a possible silver lining in the almost unchecked and seemingly unstoppable rise in the cost of U.S. health care, and it will be apparent once you start paying for more of your day-to-day needs.

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Should Patients Determine How Much Hospitals Get Paid?

Op-ed: Talking openly with patients is necessary to improve medicine, but what happens when a tough conversation gets factored into payment?

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Book Review: Helping, or Harming, in Haiti?

A new book analyzes the successes and failures of the Haitian earthquake relief effort and offers some lessons for future well-meaning humanitarian interventions.

Changing Parental Attitudes on Child Vaccinations

Pediatrics specialist Dennis Rosen says rebuilding trust between patients and health providers can change parental attitudes regarding child vaccinations and save young lives.

Review: Seeing Haiti’s Distress as People, Not Statistics

The new book “A Promise in Haiti” focuses on three families and puts meat on the bones of a nation most of the world sees as just a carcass.

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Quick Studies

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014