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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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The Greening of Vacant Lots

In a reversal of the broken window theory, greened lots restored a sense of pride and belonging to neighborhoods, discouraging crime and gun violence.

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When Airplanes Sing Too Loudly

New research has ignited concerns beyond annoyance to health effects of transportation noise, calling for updates to the national aviation noise policy. 

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Don’t Be Fooled: Cigs Are Worse

If adult smokers view e-cigarettes as more harmful than traditional cigarettes, they may ignore a far less lethal alternative.

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Too Stressed for Academic Success

For historically underrepresented students, persistence and grit is seen as important for success. It also plays into the development of chronic stress.

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The Cost of Insulin

As total out-of-pocket spending on insulin has quadrupled from 2007 to 2017, lawmakers and industry leaders are put under pressure to control the prices.

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Education to Reduce Teen Baby Bumps

Understanding the factors that influence teen reproductive health is essential as evidence grows in the “safe sex” vs “abstinence only” education debate.

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Recovery and Resilience After Mass Violence

After mass violence, recovery and resilience efforts are most effective when they include local community organizations for promoting long-term wellbeing.

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Teenagers Peer at Their Problems

Socioeconomic status can affect teenagers’ perceptions of their peers’ experiences with life problems, further driving health inequities.

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Trump Shreds LGBT Health Protections

The Trump administration proposed regulations that would complicate LGBT individuals’ access to essential health services, further exacerbating disparities.

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