Category: Health and Medicine


The Sad, Drunken Saga of the 18th Century Gin Craze

England had such a serious drinking problem in the 1700s that today this fifty-year period is known as the Gin Craze. In this post, we explore this manufactured crisis and how a nation sobered up.

woman holding a pregnancy test

The Abortion Battle: What’s Happening Now

Since the repeal of Roe v. Wade, abortion has become a state issue, with state and even local governments now able to establish rules and regulations regarding whether a pregnant person can receive an abortion, and if so, under what conditions.

image of doctor preparing a vaccination

Mandates to Vaccinate: A Brief History

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place.

Prohibition era, dumping alcohol

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Prohibition of Alcohol

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.

Poppy Field

From Poppies to Painkillers: An Overview of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Drug overdoses are one of the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. With the opioid crisis rising once again to the forefront of U.S. news given the recent Johnson & Johnson opioid lawsuit, learn about the context of the epidemic and recent U.S. countermeasures with HeinOnline.

Patient in a Hospital Bed

Researching the Right to Die

The concept of the ‘right to die’ is fraught with controversy and legal issues. The debate of giving the terminal ill the ability to die with dignity v. the concept being unethical is likely to continue indefinitely, so let’s review key U.S. Supreme Court cases on this topic in HeinOnline.