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Rating Health After Redlining

Redlining, a vehicle of structural racism, is associated with slower neighborhood foreclosure recovery and poorer self-rated health among Detroit residents.

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Fish Switch

The concentration of a potent neurotoxin, methylmercury, in saltwater fish is increasing as a result of climate change and overfishing.

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American Dreams and Diets

Most immigrants are healthier than native-born Americans upon arrival, but this immigrant health advantage tends to decline the longer one lives in the US.

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The White Picket Fence

The gap between White and Black homeowners has reached its widest margin in 50 years, underscoring the need for new, transformative legislation and action.

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Prescribing Fruits and Vegetables

Through partnerships with supermarkets and health providers, it is possible to improve consumption of fruits and vegetables among low-income residents.

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Thirsty for Safe Water at School

There is room for improvement across the country in both urban and rural schools to better their water access and testing standards.

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Contributions to Congress

Political Action Committees supported by physician organizations may be unknowingly giving to candidates and legislators who oppose firearm safety measures.

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Healthy Herbivores

Availability of vegetarian options in cafeterias promoted healthier diets. The move would lower emissions of human-generated greenhouse gases if scaled.

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Universal Coverage Contradictions

Contradicting views on Medicare for All from the electorate may slow the pace of bringing a meaningful health plan for the country.

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SNAPing out of Food Insecurity

Although SNAP is a crucial part of the social safety net, benefits do not support families for the entire month, leading to worse health outcomes.

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Housing Transgender Veterans

The number of transgender veterans experiencing homelessness increased by 89%, while the rate of homelessness among the general population dropped by 48%.

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Public Health Without Public Funds

There is growing consensus about the role and importance of public health among policymakers, but increasing federal monies have not followed.

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Pain, Prescriptions, and Prejudice

African Americans disproportionately inherit sickle cell disease and depend on opioids to cope with pain, making treatment a challenge during an epidemic.

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