Darshak Sanghavi

Darshak Sanghavi, a pediatric cardiologist, is a fellow of the Brookings Institution and Slate’s health care columnist. Follow him on Twitter.

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Nov. 5 2013 12:28 PMPremature MaturityAre children today really going through puberty earlier?
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Aug. 28 2013 11:01 AMDisheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?
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Feb. 26 2013 11:38 AMWhy Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?Some conditions are overdiagnosed, but some are underdiagnosed.
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July 31 2012 11:30 AMWhy Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?A new study shows how to reduce them even more.
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April 13 2012 6:35 AMAre TV and Video Games Making Kids Fat?The effects of "screen time" on childhood obesity.
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Dec. 13 2011 12:59 PMSpank No MoreWhy are fewer parents hitting their kids?
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July 14 2011 6:37 PMMy Dog Ate My PrescriptionShould slacker patients get special treatment?
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Dec. 14 2010 1:57 PMDead GiveawayWhy don't more Americans use their free health insurance?
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Oct. 6 2010 3:27 PMThe Doctors Will See You NowShould you crowdsource your medical problems?
June 17 2010 9:35 AMThe Reflex To Treat RefluxWhy do we overmedicate babies for heartburn?
April 29 2010 9:47 AMLittle Bundles of JoyWhy do insurers ignore the most promising way of cutting health costs?
Jan. 20 2010 11:55 AMGrand IllusionWhy do we pretend that an insurance mandate will help the health care crisis?
Nov. 18 2009 6:14 PMMy Own Private ScreeningWhat watching ESPN could teach us about mammograms.
Sept. 28 2009 1:28 PMTalk to the Invisible HandThe promises and perils of treating patients more like consumers.
Aug. 14 2009 10:10 AMColor BindHow to fix racial disparities in medical care.
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Sept. 30 2013 3:44 PMTen Questions About Obamacare You Were Too Embarrassed to AskThe health care exchanges open Tuesday. Don’t worry! We have you covered.
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July 11 2013 5:06 PMWho Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?That’s right when my patients find out about devastating fetal defects.
Dec. 18 2012 4:33 PMThe Flu Vaccine ControversyAre drug companies really more dangerous than the flu virus?
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June 28 2012 7:45 PMDon’t Celebrate YetThe Supreme Court’s decision will make it much harder to extend health insurance to America’s poor.
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Jan. 31 2012 7:00 AMThe Secret of American Health CareSurprise! It's already socialized.
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Oct. 19 2011 11:33 AMA Womb Without a ViewMajor birth defects come as a surprise for most parents, but they don’t have to.
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April 14 2011 4:54 PMTiny NukesHow dangerous are small doses of radiation?
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Nov. 4 2010 4:46 PMManic PanicWhy are more and more children being diagnosed with bipolar disorder?
July 15 2010 3:29 PMSugar DaddiesThe unexpected lesson of the Avandia debacle.
May 7 2010 12:30 PMNatural DisastersWhy do we focus on the least important causes of cancer?
Feb. 24 2010 2:00 PMHow To Sell Germ WarfareCan hand sanitizers like Purell really stop people from getting the flu?
Dec. 21 2009 12:28 PMCooking the BooksThe statistical games behind "off-label" prescription drug use.
Nov. 9 2009 12:18 PMDo We Have a Winner?How to reform the broken medical malpractice system.
Sept. 2 2009 12:13 PMThe Fix Is InThe hidden public-private cartel that sets health care prices.
July 22 2009 11:56 AMNobody's Normal AnymoreShould we blame overdiagnosis for rising health costs?



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I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

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