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Veterans Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Since 2000, more than 375,000 service members have experienced a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Veterans with TBI readjusting to civilian life can have difficulty entering the workforce or continuing their education. 

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Racial Gaps in Children’s Lead Levels

Almost twice as many non-Hispanic black children have lead levels at or above 2 micrograms per deciliter compared to non-Hispanic white children. No amount of lead in the blood is considered safe for children.

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Sex and the City’s Network

A study of young Black MSM in Chicago examined the association between Facebook networks and awareness of PrEP, a medication which can substantially reduce the risk of acquiring HIV.

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Women in Leadership and Public Health

Women make up half of the population and yet barely hold 20% of the seats in the U.S. Congress. Here’s why women candidates are important for public health.

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Ayesha Barenblat

Ayesha Barenblat is the founder of Remake, a platform dedicated to changing consumer perspectives on fashion and style by increasing awareness about the public health impact of the fashion industry supply chain. 

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Online Addiction and Mental Health

Access to the virtual world provides teens with opportunities to develop emotionally and build friendships, but, for some, positive social interaction can turn into addiction.

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Recess in Pieces across the U.S.

School recess is an option for increasing children’s physical activity, but only five states have legislation that requires elementary school recess.

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Particular Particulates

Landfills and industrial sites emit harmful air particulates that impact lung and heart health. These sites are more likely to be located near racially or ethnically marginalized and poor communities than majority white, affluent communities.

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Marijuana Messages and Pregnancy

The health effects of marijuana use in pregnancy and postpartum remain largely unknown. This scientific uncertainty has created challenges for public health education about marijuana use.

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Emergency Departments: Safety Nets for Dental Care?

Emergency departments are often referred to as “safety nets” for low-income and uninsured patients. Accessing dental care can be difficult for patients who are not privately insured.

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Death Rates Vary among Medicare Beneficiaries

A recent Health Affairs article on areas in the U.S. with high numbers of deaths among Medicare beneficiaries reports that over fourteen million consider these 820 counties home.

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Why Not Single Payer Now?

Democrats and moderates spent the last decade building support for, developing, and then defending the Affordable Care Act. A resurgent progressive interest in single payer health care would abandon it.

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