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Preventive Care Deficit

Only 8% of all adults age 35 and older who were surveyed received all recommended high-priority clinical preventive services.

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The Immigrant Paradox and School Success

Long-spell poverty is associated with lower academic performance, but research by Han et al. also found that children of immigrants were doing as well as, if not better than, children with native-born parents in certain areas like math.

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Christmas Copulation Increases Fall Population

September is the most common birthday month in the United States, with September 16 the most common birth date. The popularity of September birthdays isn’t happenstance.

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Household Safety and Delinquency in Children

Household health/safety hazards like rodents, exposed electrical wiring, and mold may be an important, yet often overlooked risk factor for early involvement in delinquency.

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Multi-Dose Vaccines: Not Getting it Done

The HPV vaccine requires a series of shots to prevent infection, but it is difficult to get young patients to return for multiple visits of preventive care.

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Death Comes for the Homeless

For many persons who experience homelessness, life is short and death is not gentle.

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Out of School, Out of Luck

School suspension is linked to lower grades, increased expulsions, and increased risk of incarceration. Disciplinary actions are often distributed unequally, based on gender, race, and personal ability.

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Public Health Post Fellowship

Public Health Post reaches out to policymakers, journalists, scholars, and students to catalyze conversations on population health policy. Students passionate about public health communication, journalism, social media, and change-making should apply for the Public Health Post fellowship.

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It’s Dangerous to Confuse Sex Work and Trafficking

A new law designed to thwart online sex trafficking shuts down sites like Backpage.com and Craigslist personal ads. Sex workers use these sites to solicit and vet clients and share information about predators and say the legislation increases the dangers they face.

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Nurse Practitioners and Country Living

As the American Medical Colleges predicts a shortage of physicians, the role of nurse practitioners may increase. Barnes and colleagues studied the trends in nurse practitioners who practiced in rural and nonrural primary care settings.

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Graduate Students and Campus Sexual Assault

Sexual violence on college campuses has been a focus of research and activism for decades, but most of the work and statistics on campus sexual assault focus on undergraduate students.

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Marijuana’s Cooling Effect on Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of Americans every year. New research is uncovering that marijuana may reduce the risk of violence between intimate partners.

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