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Melissa Begg

Melissa Begg reflects on the intersection between social work and public health while also considering the role women play in science.

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Guns and Our Youth

Eighteen to 20-year-olds account for only 4% of the population, yet they are responsible for causing as many as 17% of gun-related deaths.

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Michael Gillette

Michael Gillette, a medical ethicist, considers how Covid-19 affects hospital policy and the rationing of health care services.

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Suicide After Serving

Longer deployment cycles are linked to higher rates of post-traumatic stress diagnoses, especially in the Army.

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Viewpoint

Vote Like Your Health Depends on It

The four PHP writing fellows and the three editors have each taken one public health issue and offer reminders of what is at stake in 2020.

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Addiction Care for Mother

Increased access to buprenorphine and methadone especially benefits pregnant women and their unborn infants.

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Policing Pot

Just two years after Senate Bill 350 was introduced, the state of Pennsylvania itself enacted law SB 3, legalizing medicinal marijuana use.

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Our Medical Spending

Medicare spends $13,072 on people without any known mental health disorders, but $19,676 for those with severe mental illness.

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Research

Gendering Parole

The IVVI demonstrated an ability to predict violence after release for parole or probation, but the questionnaire was tested only with men.

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