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HIV from Silverware? Fork No!

Even though accurate information has been widely available for over three decades, misperceptions about HIV transmission persist.

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Short-term Angels for Opioid Users

A recent study evaluated the Angel Program, one of the first programs in the country to emphasize police-led referrals to substance use treatment before arrest, that continues to be a model for other police departments.

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Iyah Romm

As the first in a new series of conversations with public health innovators, Michael Stein spoke with Iyah Romm, cofounder and CEO of Cityblock, a start-up focused on improving the health of underserved urban populations.

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Personalizing Shingles

Shingles is painful and can result in complications that can impact patients financially, but many adults opt not to receive shingles vaccination.

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Acupuncture: Sticking the Point on Opioids

Opioids are the most commonly prescribed class of medication in the United States to treat chronic pain. Acupuncture could help reduce the number of opioid prescriptions.

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Josh McGill

Today marks the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. We spoke with Josh McGill about surviving the shooting, his nursing career, and his thoughts on gun violence prevention policies.

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Race, Discrimination, and Health: 50 Years after MLK

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, racism, discrimination, and prejudice continue to fill the national discourse, especially regarding healthcare. The social justice that Dr. King fought for remains critical to American health today.

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Diving Deeper into Spring Break Drinking

In order to better understand youth behavior during spring break, recent research examined the gaps between spring break drinking intentions and actual alcohol consumption.

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Trauma in Humanitarian Contexts

Mental health professionals working with refugees and displaced people often focus on the “trauma story.” Psychological recovery comes from improvements in the overall political, economic, and societal circumstances and the meaning people find in their lives.

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Cancer Mortality Across the US

Although cancer mortality has declined across the United States since 1980, but a few cancers are on the rise and clustered in particular counties.

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News

Measuring Social Recovery in Burn Survivors

The social component of burn recovery is of great interest to clinicians and public health researchers. The LIBRE Profile tracks burn recovery and social participation with the goal of improving rehabilitation efforts and identifying areas where additional support is needed.

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No MENA Category is a Mistake

The Census Bureau will not include a Middle East and North African (MENA) category in the 2020 US Census. The incorporation of a MENA category on the Census and medical and public health surveys would improve our understanding of Arab American health.

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