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Editor's Note

This special issue collects work published as part of our “Banned CDC Words” feature. The prompt is in response to the fight over seven health-related words the Trump administration instructed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid in its 2019 budget request.


December 18, 2017

Special Issue: Banned CDC Words

February, 2018
Unconditional Dependence by Sarah Salway

The Pink Balloon by David Drury

Laboratory by Nod Ghosh

From the American Medical Association Keynote, 2050 Annual Conference by Robert John Miller

The Word Is Diversity by Dan Crawley

January, 2018
Soft Spot by Jude Higgins

Shoveling My Snow Does Not Make You Kind by kerry rawlinson

December, 2017
a blue so bright it hurt your heart by Jennifer Harvey

Based on a True Story by Kat Gonso

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