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Prison Employee PTSD

The prison setting is a uniquely challenging work environment, with employees facing constant exposure to threat, violence, and trauma. Prison employees are at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Nurses Leading Collaborative Care

Martsolf and colleagues assessed the role of nurses in cross-collaborative health care systems, and the ways in which nurses are important to improving community health.

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The Way We Do Things Around Here

Cultural change in nursing homes requires consistency, institutional commitment, local champions, and focusing on the positive.

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Catholic Hospitals and a Woman’s Right to Know

Catholic hospitals often do not provide certain types of reproductive health care. Freedman and colleagues conducted research on women’s knowledge about hospital religious affiliation and its impact on their decisions about where to get care.

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Hacking Public Health

Everyone loves a hackathon, it seems. How much do hackathons really contribute to solving public health problems? Are they a meaningful new tool, or simply the latest fad?

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Water Quality Violations

Most Americans have access to safe drinking water, but communities in rural areas are most likely to experience water quality violations.

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Fieldnotes, Good Guys, and the Culture of HIV Care

Conversations between patients and providers that treat patients as unique individuals can help providers develop care plans to better match their patients’ lives.

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Is There a Risk to Naloxone?

Naloxone is a life-saving intervention used to reverse drug overdose, but critics argue that it increases crime and promotes drug use. Ostrach and colleagues disagree, arguing that withholding it is immoral.

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Sports Specialization and Overuse Injuries

Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved from activities for fun to intense, specialized training. Recent data shows a relationship between socioeconomic status and overuse injury. 

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Body Image and Bullying

Yi-Ching Lin and colleagues found that self-perceived weight and frustration with body image were more related to bullying than actual weight, particularly among female students.

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