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Infant Mortality and Medicaid Expansion

Average death rates among all infants decreased in states that expanded Medicaid coverage, and increased in states that did not.

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Clarifying Medical Bankruptcy

A group of economists recently reexamined medical bankruptcy, concerned that the discrepancies in statistics were causing a misunderstanding of the problem.

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Preventing Tan-cer

Recently the CDC evaluated relationships between state indoor tanning laws and indoor tanning behaviors among high school students.

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Citizenship and Heat-Related Mortality

A recent study by researchers at the National Center for Environmental Health assessed whether non-US citizens have a higher risk of heat-related death than US citizens.

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Avik Roy: One Republican’s Advice on Health Care

Public Health Post spoke with Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, on health care spending, the problems with Medicaid, and the path to universal coverage.

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How Cities Can Reduce Neighborhood Violence

Alcohol outlets are closely associated with violent crime. CityHealth identified local control of alcohol outlets as one of nine policies that cities can use to improve the health of their residents in areas of everyday life.

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Pollution Type and Low Birth Weight

A California state-wide study measured how different concentrations and types of pollution impact low birth weight across the state.

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Medicaid: 2016 Uninsured Rates by County

In states that expanded Medicaid, 23.4% of counties saw a decrease in their estimated uninsured rates, which is substantially larger than the decrease seen in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility. 

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Buckle up for Safety

Back seat passengers who do not buckle their seat belts are not only more likely to sustain a serious injury in a car accident, but also to injure everyone in the car.

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