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Citizenship and Heat-Related Mortality

A recent study by researchers at the National Center for Environmental Health assessed whether non-US citizens have a higher risk of heat-related death than US citizens.

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Avik Roy: One Republican’s Advice on Health Care

Public Health Post spoke with Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, on health care spending, the problems with Medicaid, and the path to universal coverage.

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How Cities Can Reduce Neighborhood Violence

Alcohol outlets are closely associated with violent crime. CityHealth identified local control of alcohol outlets as one of nine policies that cities can use to improve the health of their residents in areas of everyday life.

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Pollution Type and Low Birth Weight

A California state-wide study measured how different concentrations and types of pollution impact low birth weight across the state.

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Medicaid: 2016 Uninsured Rates by County

In states that expanded Medicaid, 23.4% of counties saw a decrease in their estimated uninsured rates, which is substantially larger than the decrease seen in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility. 

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Buckle up for Safety

Back seat passengers who do not buckle their seat belts are not only more likely to sustain a serious injury in a car accident, but also to injure everyone in the car.

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Pseudoscience and Abortion Policy

Twenty-nine states, home to 88 million women, have implemented at least two abortion restrictions not backed by scientific evidence.

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Wisdom in Aging: It’s All Relative

Generic and idealistic constructs of wisdom and aging may not be meaningful in practice. Wisdom is in the eye and ear of the beholder.

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Marketing Mental Health

How can mental health interventions reach more vulnerable children? Leave jargon at the door and make findings more user-friendly to patients and clinicians.

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