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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.

health-care-costs

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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Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

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And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

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As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

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The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

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