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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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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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US Territories and Breast Cancer Care

Women in US territories are less likely to receive timely diagnosis and recommended care for breast cancer than women living in continental United States.

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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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Recess in Pieces across the US

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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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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Disability, Race, and the Risk of Arrest

Individuals with disabilities have a higher probability of being arrested across all races, per a study in the American Journal of Public Health.

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