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Price Tags: The Elephant in the Room in Health Carenew

Selling stuff to patients is like supplying the Pentagon: Welcome to the wonderful land of the surreal markup. When you're sick or in pain, you do not shop for bargains -- which is the main reason that the free-market model is a catastrophe for health care.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  11-11-2009  |  Science

If You May One Day Need to Go to an ER, You Should Support Health-Care Reformnew

The health-care reform debate has stirred strong emotions, but all the attention has been paid to the fury and fear on the right. Take it from me: There's plenty of both on the other side.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  09-16-2009  |  Science

Cancer Warsnew

AltWeeklies Award - News Story -- In-Depth
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

Incomplete Educationnew

Medical Students for Choice fear that abortion rights and access are slowly being chipped away.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  04-12-2007  |  Sex

Strange Timesnew

We're living in a weird world where democratic governments sit on their hands, yet terrorists rebuild.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  09-20-2006  |  Commentary

Stacks and Stacks of Lettersnew

Newspaper writers crave -- and dread -- what comes in the mail from readers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  09-07-2006  |  Commentary

Liquid Principlesnew

Imagine a world in which science -- and the common good -- determine water policy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  08-16-2006  |  Environment

Cactus in the Kitchennew

Ah, prickly pear: It's the perfect time of year to capture a chunk of summer.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  08-09-2006  |  Food+Drink

Experience Needednew

Unless you've been there, you can never really know.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  07-26-2006  |  Commentary

I'd Rather Be Puzzlingnew

This is your brain on sudoku -- any questions?
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  07-12-2006  |  Commentary

Land Loversnew

Radical environmentalists get together for a day of warnings and celebrations.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  06-15-2006  |  Environment

Media Mahemnew

You think conservatives don't trust the media? Ask a liberal how she feels.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  06-15-2006  |  Commentary

Cultural Bearingsnew

A trip to the bookstore reveals what's on society's collective mind.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  05-31-2006  |  Commentary

For the Kidsnew

Since government agencies often ignore or dismiss disease clusters, parents and scientists are taking matters into their own hands.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  05-17-2006  |  Science

Rational Discoursenew

There's hope: Democrats are finally showing more sense than Republicans.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  04-20-2006  |  Commentary

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