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BPA: What Comes In Must Come Out

Research suggests that, even when we try to actively avoid BPA-contaminated foods, exposure is inevitable. Both the FDA and FSA report that BPA levels in our food and environment are not cause for concern.

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Water Quality and Public Health in a Thirsty, Crowded World

For municipal dwellers getting water from the tap, there is a cost to water pollution. Urban water treatment costs at the treatment plant depend on the water quality at the city’s source, which in turn depends on the land use in watersheds.

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Global Flood Risk under Climate Change

Globally, flood frequency is predicted to increase across 42% of the earth’s land regions. Areas expected to be most affected are low-income countries in the lower latitudes.

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Saving Lives Begins with Death Certificates

Death certificates are a trove of data that inform public health research, policymaking, and resource allocation. History shows us that saving lives begins with keeping track of and scrutinizing how we die.

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Warts Up?

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured the prevalence of anogenital warts in the United States. Herd protection is working.

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What Makes Youth More Likely to Be Bullied?

Children who are bullied are at higher risk for negative consequences. A recent study by Sugimura and colleagues explored whether early social behaviors in school make youth more likely to be bullied and remain bullied over time.

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Bunk Bed Trauma – Injuries while Incarcerated

Between 2006 and 2015, emergency departments in the United States treated an estimated 639,505 individuals for bunk-bed-related injuries. The most common injury within jails involved falling out of a bunk bed.

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Resilience in the Wake of Extreme Weather

Communities must work together at the local and regional level to plan and prepare for extreme weather. Risk models and zoning may be outdated, making some areas particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events.

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Will you still need me?

Nursing homes aren’t for other people, they’re for all of us. Here are three steps everyone can take to improve the image and reality of nursing home care.

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Gardens Offer Refuge to Refugees

Arrive Ministries, a faith-based refugee referral agency, knew that many of their clients were farmers in their home countries, so they piloted a program that converted church lawns into community gardens.

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Caring for the LGBTQ+ and Elderly

To many LGBTQ+ older adults, navigating health care means returning to the closet, hiding their identities and relationships. Cultural compliance training helps health care providers and patients examine biases and reduce discrimination.

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Care from within the Community

The Harlem Health Advocacy Partnership sends community health workers into housing developments to work with low-income residents to help manage chronic diseases, find affordable health insurance, and set health goals.

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