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The Unanswered Questions of Health Reform

The ACA seems here to stay, but major questions remain about the future of American health reform. David Jones highlights the question he will be paying attention to as we move into the second year of the Trump era.

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What We Have Learned This Year

The day after Trump’s election David Jones outlined 20 questions about what the new presidency meant for health reform. One year later, he discusses the answers to his questions. Most importantly, the ACA seems to have survived – or has it?

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Cheryl Sbarra

PHP sat down with Cheryl Sbarra, public health lawyer and director of Make Smoking History, about her fight against tobacco and what it took to sound the alarm on second hand smoke.

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Research

Preventing Utility Shut-off Related Deaths in Massachusetts

Cold weather kills. Utility shut-offs because of lack of payment do happen frequently in Massachusetts, though protection laws exist. From November 15 to March 15, heat cannot be shut off for non-payment.

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A “Micro-Ounce” of Cancer Prevention

Precision medicine holds great promise for managing and treating cancer. Yet an underfunded and underutilized breakthrough is already available: cancer prevention.

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Saving Money through Preventing Lead Exposure

Reducing early lead exposure in children would result in future savings: increased lifetime earnings, better health and outcomes, and better quality of life overall.

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Climate Disease and Kidney Injustice

In areas of Central America there is an extraordinary Chronic Kidney Disease epidemic. Some have proposed the disease be named heat stress nephropathy. It has been suggested that the cause is climate change.

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Public Health Advocacy or Propaganda?

Recent research focuses on two distinct ways public health professionals think about advocacy: ‘selling’ public health or ‘giving voice’ to communities who tend not to be heard in public health research and policy discussions, and the risks inherent in both approaches.

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There’s No Escaping Climate Change

A recent study in the Lancet finds two out of three Europeans could be affected by weather-related disasters by 2071.

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“I’m uninsured because…”

Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 98% of respondents do want health insurance, but lacked access.

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