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Bridges to Care, Not Walls

Restrictive anti-immigrant policies are yielding long-term impacts on immigrant households, harming the community’s wellbeing and prohibiting health equity.

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Fentanyl East of the Mississippi

Naloxone and fentanyl test strips are rising as promising strategies to combat the rise in fentanyl-related overdose deaths east of the Mississippi.

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A Hearing Test for the Digital Age

Hearing loss is often underdiagnosed or considered a trivial effect of aging despite abundant evidence showing its far-reaching effects.

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Pollute Less, Suffer More

Communities of color experience pollution inequities as Whites experience less exposure than Black and Hispanic people to the air pollution they create.

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Time for Plan B

It’s more important now than ever that we understand women’s experiences accessing and using birth control, including their use of emergency contraception.

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Understanding the Cost of Insulin

Insulin prices have steadily increased into being often unaffordable. The drug patent system and lack of regulations may be big contributors to the problem.

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Do Test Scores Really Matter?

Test scores for students have increased in the past two decades in Massachusetts, yet the disparity between racial and socioeconomic groups still persists.

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Homes for Homeless Don’t Guarantee Food

Implementing a meal delivery program for food-insecure permanent supportive housing residents can prevent health problems associated with food insecurity.

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Pushing Policy for Polishes: On Toluene

Changes in nail product formulation and better ventilation in nail salons can reduce solvents like toluene, improving the health of nail technicians.

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Communicating Sexual Health for Somali Youth

It is necessary to recognize the cultural and religious influences in Somali youths’ lives to offer creative ways to communicate sexual health information.

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Practice What We Preach

A 2019 study shows that public health schools’ maternity leave policies are too often not in keeping with their proclaimed values.

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Warning: Sweet Drinks Ahead

In the midst of a nationwide obesity epidemic, taxing and labeling policies on sugary drinks can work together to help consumers make healthier choices.

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Meaningful Relationships and Aging Well

With people living longer, practitioners must re-examine how health systems meet the needs of older Americans and better prepare them for quality living.

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