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Teaching Love, Preventing Sexual Harassment

Adults are spending too much time worrying about the “hook-up culture” and too little time on guidance on healthy relationships from both parents and health or sex education classes.

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Homeless Students

The United States has experienced an alarming rise in the number of homeless K-12 students. “Invisibility” is a barrier to connecting homeless students to proper resources.

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Air Mattresses and Infant Deaths

Air mattresses are increasingly seen as an affordable and transportable sleep surface. However, there were 108 cases of infant death between 2004 and 2015 involving air mattresses, and this figure may be vastly underreported.

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Ethnic Disparities in Adolescent Mental Health Treatment

Adolescent racial or ethnic minorities in Massachusetts experience disproportionately high levels of sadness and suicide attempts. There is also a large disparity between white youth and minority youth receiving depression treatment.

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The Financial Burden of Sexual Assault

Research by Ashley M. Tennessee and colleagues highlights the costs incurred by privately-insured female rape survivors as a result of the violent crimes committed against them.

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Delaying School Start Times

Later school start times improve academic performance and mental and physical health for adolescents, as well as safety for the general public.

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The ACA and Narrow Networks for Mental Health

Data from provider networks in ACA marketplaces showed mental health care physicians were out-of-network almost 60% of the time, while primary care physicians were only out of network around 40% of the time.

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Mortality Following Hurricane Sandy

Understanding the patterns of health effects of destructive storms, especially deaths, are key to developing federal and state plans to mitigate against them. Support services may be needed for at least the quarter following a storm.

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Puerto Rico: In Need of Real Actions, not Tweets

Despair, anxiety, sadness, anger, frustration, desolation… a few of the emotions felt by Paola Sepulveda-Miranda while waiting for news of her family before and after Hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto.

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Success and Setbacks in Rural Health Systems

Vermont and Wyoming have similarities on many fronts, but there is a striking difference between the two states in terms of the performance of their healthcare systems.

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Uganda’s Stonewall: The Fight for Human Rights

Even though Uganda repealed its Anti-Homosexuality Act, the act codified homophobia and fostered violence, stigma, and discrimination against LGBT Ugandans.

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Injection Drug Use in Ghana

People living with addiction in the United States are increasingly visible, as are the challenges they face. In Ghana, they are still living in the shadows.

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Public Opinion on Firearms In Public

Some state legislatures are working to loosen regulations around carrying firearms in public. The majority of Americans actually support limiting where and how guns should be carried.

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MMR Vaccination Among New Refugees

The health of people coming into the United States is a high priority. But it isn’t just emerging diseases like Zika and Ebola that are of concern.

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