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Antonia Villarruel

Antonia Villarruel, Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, shares her insights on working together to advance health equity.

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What Are You Smoking?

To avoid marijuana misuse, governments should consider standardizing descriptions of marijuana potency on products for sale by using simple symbols.

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Philadelphia Reduces Tobacco Use

Tobacco use has declined over the past 50 years in the United States, but not at the same speed for minorities and people with low incomes.

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Our Price for Prisons

Whole communities are afflicted by incarceration, and the criminal justice system may harm the communities they supposedly protect.

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Sarah Lowe

Sarah Lowe of the Yale School of Medicine reflects on the state-of-the-science about mental health in a time of crisis and how Covid-19 changed her work.

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Opioid Ups and Downs

For the first time since 1999, the national drug overdose death rate declined in 2018, an important marker of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic.

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Completion Depends on Conditions

For Black children, the idealized American nuclear family is not enough to overcome the presence of racially motivated disadvantage.

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Scripts After School Shootings

School shootings in America have become something of a new norm, yet little is known about how survivors cope over the following months and years.

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Anahaita Kotval

Edward Alexander profiles Anahaita Kotval to define the public’s understanding of homelessness and to identify the challenges of serving this population.

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