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The Deep South: Geography as a Risk Factor

Red America forms a thick, inland L in the flat midsection of our country, bordered as much by geography as by political preference. The Rocky Mountains and Mississippi River shepherd the younger constituents of this conservative nation-within-a-nation down towards the… Read More ›

A Doctor’s Call

My grandfather was one of the last doctors in Cincinnati, Ohio to make house calls. I can still remember walking through the front door of my grandparents’ condo and seeing his medical man-purse—the ubiquitous black leather doctor’s bag—laying on the… Read More ›