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A Sense of Purpose

Across the country, states with higher sense-of-purpose scores tended to have greater average wealth, as well as happier, healthier citizens.

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Her Health is My Health

Most women chose their contraception based on their own research, obtaining information from the internet and friends, rarely from a health care provider.

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Say the Word

Academic research has the opportunity to privilege the voices of people with disabilities, rather than assuming that disability is inherently negative.

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Children’s Allowance

The projected decline in children’s spending over the next 10 years will be driven mostly by a reduction in spending on education and nutrition programs.

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Is Healthcare the New Manufacturing?

Health systems have replaced manufacturers as the largest employer in town, providing “good jobs” for women without a college degree.

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Trends in Childhood Obesity

Revised Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) packaging associated with a decrease in obesity prevalence among children.

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Communications on Cannabis

The continued decline in perceived risk and social disapproval of marijuana use can be at least partially attributed to widespread misinformation.

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Religion and Our Health

Among underserved populations, potential positive effects of attending religious services on overall mortality may be undermined by deprivation and poverty.

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Paw-sible Benefits of Dogs

Whether essential social support and companionship from dogs extends to significant changes in human well-being or mental health remains relatively unknown.

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Insuring Immigrants

Many lawfully present immigrants remain uninsured due to fear, confusion about eligibility policies, and difficulty navigating the enrollment process.

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Coaching for Children’s Health

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by school professionals may significantly reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety among school-age children.

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Preemption and the Public’s Health

Preemption laws are affecting policy areas that vary from regulating e-cigarettes to soda bans and taxes to controlling the rise of rent in urban areas.

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Protections from Pollution

Waste water contaminated by fecal matter is regularly discharged into California’s coastal waters, and current efforts to prevent exposure are insufficient.

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