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Feeling Hot and Bothered

Heat waves may increase risk of suicide. Nick Obradovich and colleagues developed a method to quantify the influence of climate change on mental health.

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I Would if I Could: Bike Share

Better Bike Share Partnership increased access to bike share programs in low-income and underserved communities in six cities. This study assessed ongoing barriers to use in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.

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Recessions and Tuberculosis

Researchers examined the impact of the 2007-2009 recession on tuberculosis in California. They found the recession slowed the decline of TB in the state.

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Medicaid Expansion Reduces Financial Worry

Obtaining health insurance through ACA Medicaid expansion helped to reduce people’s worries about rent or mortgage payments and buying nutritious meals.

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Retirement Brings Health and Happiness

Research suggests that retirement leads to improvements in life satisfaction. Policies that extend working lives may have detrimental consequences on health and happiness.

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College Without Enough Food

Do some college students have less access to food while living on campus? Researchers measured food insecurity among low-income students in Appalachia.

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Rural Living and Dying

There is a widening gap in US rural and urban death rates. Researchers report that these changes are not sudden and have been happening since 1970.

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Investing in Non-White Spaces

Middle- and higher-income non-White neighborhoods, or resurgent neighborhoods, protect residents from White discrimination, but do they help homeowners?

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Bullies and Leaders, According to Babies

Babies may have a more complex perception of their environment than previously understood. Francesco Margoni and colleagues studied how babies differentiate a bully from a leader.

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2.0

The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans has updates on sedentary behavior and key guidelines on what types and amounts of physical activity benefits health.

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What Do College Students Know About Hookah?

Hookah smoking is rising among college students who report it helps deal with stress. However, they may be less knowledgeable about the health risks of hookah.

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The Unexpected: Less Lead in New Orleans

After Hurricane Katrina, researchers found that storm surge flooding did not increase heavy metal contaminants in soil. Instead, lead levels dropped.

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Race and Novel Prescription Drugs

Research by Essien and colleagues found that Black patients with atrial fibrillation were less likely to receive the newer class of DOAC blood thinner medications than White patients.

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Sex and Another Silent Infection

Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection, but diagnosis can easily be missed by a health care practitioner. Only 30% of infected individuals have discernible symptoms.

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