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Freaking Fracking

Living within two kilometers of a fracking site is associated with two to three times greater risk of developing leukemia, according to Pennsylvania data.

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Dallas Ducar

Dallas Ducar is president and CEO of a New England non-profit health care organization that provides gender-affirming care.

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Know Your Status

Focus group participants reported stigmatizing behavior about being tested for HIV, and among health care providers when seeking HIV testing.

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Mental Health Impact

Children who experienced a concussion had a 40% greater risk of developing mental health issues over the following decade than children who had sustained an orthopedic injury.

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Calling Crisis Intervention Teams

Half of U.S. counties did not have access to crisis intervention team services in 2020, highlighting a particular need in rural counties.

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Thanksgiving

Public Health Post wishes our readers a happy Thanksgiving. In lieu of new posts, we invite you to revisit several thoughtful series produced by our student writing fellows.

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Polluted Prisons

Do zip codes with prisons have higher toxic contamination than zip codes without prisons?

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Syringe Programs Reduce Harm in Rural Kentucky

Syringe exchange programs can reduce new infectious disease diagnoses in rural areas, researchers determined from Kentucky Medicaid data.

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The Wisdom of Wastewater

Wastewater sampling studies can detect how contagious a disease is in addition to tracking the presence of virus or bacteria in a community.

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Nursing Healthy Eating

Several factors contribute to healthy eating for people who use food banks, and nurses may help navigate barriers.

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