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Summer Publishing Break

Thank you for reading, writing, and subscribing. We’ll be back with new stories about the state of the health of the population on Monday, August 26.

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Unpaid Bills

In 2018, nearly four in 10 Americans experienced at least one material hardship despite a relatively strong economy, calling for solutions to bridge this gap.

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On Association Health Plans

The future health and health care of Americans is in jeopardy as the undermining of the ACA, which has benefited millions, remains under attack.  

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Poverty and Pb in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s communities with higher poverty rates correspond with higher levels of lead exposure, which can have detrimental health effects for children.

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Heat and the Urban Tree Canopy

Research shows that investing in urban tree canopies can act as a meaningful urban heat action plan to reduce mortality and morbidity during heat waves.

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How Are We Doing?

We must tune ourselves to the human, emotional impact of our healthcare technology advances to lower human suffering and build healthier healthcare systems.

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Criminalizing Pregnancy

Criminalizing substance use during pregnancy is common, but there is no evidence that prosecuting women for using substances during pregnancy helps.

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Is Energy Insecurity Making Us Sick?

Rising research reveals how energy insecurity might harm the well-being of individuals through physical, economic, and behavioral pathways.

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Millions Say #MeToo

Sexual violence particularly inflicts suffering and pain on females, low-income individuals, and people who identify as LGBT.

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Prisoners’ Health is Public Health

Public health has a unique responsibility not only to inspect prison facilities, but to speak out firmly when the health of incarcerated people is at risk. 

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Smoke or Breathe?

Exposure to air pollution is less noticeable than exposure to smoking, but an increasing number of people are subject to air pollution’s harmful effects.

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Mothers and Money

Relationships between mothers and their children are particularly vulnerable when family money is short, which can affect childhood development.

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When a Pill Isn’t Best for What Ails You

De-implementing potentially harmful or rarely needed medical practices, devices, and medications benefits all of us, our families, and our communities.

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