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Taking an Extra Stroke

Stroke mortality was most common in counties with a high percentage of Black or Asian residents, persons older than age 64, a high uninsured population, and low physical activity.

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Pandemic Parenting

Results from a study of parents during the pandemic reveals negative mental health effects, but also some positive outcomes as a result of more time at home together for families.

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Bust a Move

Some types of exercise — walking, aerobics, stretching, weight lifting, and stair climbing — were linked to lower risk for mortality.

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Preventing Prosecution

Reported crimes decreased over time after non-prosecution measures were implemented for nonviolent misdemeanors in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

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The Cost of Anti-Trans Laws

The majority of US states have anti-transgender policies in place, potentially jeopardizing the already fragile mental health of trans youth.

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Eye of the Beholder

Beauty standards can produce sexual racism, which can lead to feelings of shame and rejection among racial minorities who may then experience increased alcohol consumption, obesity, and high blood pressure.

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Care by Community

Black mothers participating in prenatal group care were more likely to engage in positive pregnancy and postpartum behavior than those who did not participate in group care.

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Reproductive Recession

Structural changes in the labor market may have a greater influence on childbearing than employment rates and income.

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I Got a Story to Tell

The percentage of rap songs referencing suicide, depression and mental health increased dramatically during the study period from 1998-2018.

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