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Medicaid’s Remarkable Endurance

Over more than five decades, Medicaid has become the nation’s largest public health program and one of its most indispensable. Its sheer size and budgetary demands represent an ongoing challenge, even as its revenue helps fuel state economies.

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Feel the Churn

Health insurance is one of the many elements of a young adult’s life that keeps changing. Insurers call these changes “churning,” or rolling from one type of health plan to the next.

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Black Church, Black Men(tal) Health

Black Churches continue to positively affect the lives of many within the Black community. Black Churches have the potential to increase the effectiveness of the support they provide to congregants, and Black men in particular. 

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Undercounting Heroin

Heroin lasts in the human body for just a few minutes before being converted into morphine and other compounds. This complicates the task of a medical examiner trying to identify the substance that caused an overdose death.

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Three Voices on 3

What do the potential outcomes of today’s vote on MA Question 3 look like for Yes on 3 coalition members Alexis Krohn, Eurah Ko, and Linda Fingerson?

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Vote Yes on 3

Erin Polka urges a YES vote on Massachusetts Ballot Question 3, to uphold a state non-discrimination law and protect the the civil rights of transgender individuals. 

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Prison Chaplain Views on Criminality and Reform

Prison chaplains answered a series of questions focused on causes of crime, reducing recidivism, and the role that personal religtion can play in recidivism. Four prominent themes emerged.

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Where Breast Cancer Kills the Most

County-level findings of breast cancer deaths across the United States between 2000 and 2015 showed significant risk of breast cancer mortality among Hispanic women in the south and southwest.

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All Aboard for Light Rail Transit

Public transit moves many people efficiently, producing significantly less air pollution than vehicles. Park and Sener measured how light rail transit decreased vehicle emissions and in turn affected deaths from stroke.

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Access to Paid Sick Leave is a Public Health Issue

The American Public Health Association endorses paid sick leave, but currently the United States lags behind other nations when it comes to mandating paid sick leave benefits.

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Hearing Loss is Memory Loss

Asri Maharani and colleagues followed patients for 18 years to measure associations between hearing aid use and episodic memory. Memory loss slowed after participants started using hearing aids.

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Tantrums in the Snack Aisle

Understanding the dynamic between mothers and children in the snack aisle of a grocery store may provide insight into health promotion efforts about nutrition.

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