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The 2020 Census Debate

PHP Fellow Julia Garcia examines support and opposition for the Supreme Court decision on inclusion of the citizenship question in the Census 2020 census.

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News

A Box, Naloxone, A New Life

The NaloxBox gives the public easy access to a first-aid kit with naloxone, CPR masks, and educational materials for those responding to an opioid overdose.

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Research

Mental Health of Gun Owners’ Children

Children who live in homes with access to firearms are at risk of homicide, suicide, and gun-related accidents. Little is known about mental health effects.

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Research

Food Melts Shape Shoppers’ Health

Food melts are defined as a decrease in availability of foods in food retailer establishments, which shapes low-income shoppers’ health.

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Hijab Can Protect Women from Depression

Muslim women wearing the hijab more frequently exhibited lower levels of depressive symptoms. Wearing a veil appears to protect women from depression.

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez

Public Health Post Fellow Greg Kantor profiles Dr. Amelie Ramirez, who dedicates her work to promote health equity efforts amongst Latino-Americans.

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Research

Pushing Policy for Polishes

For a consumer of nail polish, in the salon or at home, reading ingredients in nail products is essential to choose safer products.

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Research

Green Dreams

Greater access to green space is associated with less depression, reduced neighborhood crime, and enhanced community satisfaction.

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Databyte

Cancer Survival Is (Mostly) Improving

Cancer is slowly releasing its grip and the survival rates are increasing. Data presented show the 5-year survival rates for common cancers.

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Databyte

Documenting Delays in EMS Wait Times

One of the first studies to document delays in EMS care asks whether ambulance response times were longer in low-income versus high-income urban zip codes.

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Research

Fixing Disability

CAPABLE has the potential to keep costs down without compromising quality of care for elderly populations with disabilities.

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Research

Wages and Waffles

Supermarkets’ prices are more likely to be affected by the nation’s economy, which is important in light of the push to increase the federal minimum wage.

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Research

The Algorithms We Live With

Algorithms have the potential to improve health. But do they also have the potential to cause illness or negatively affect our mental health?

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Ridesharing and Access to Health Care

Hospitals and clinics who partner with Uber and Lyft may be solving for patients’ transportation needs, but it might not improve access to health care.

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