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The Brand Name Game

A prescription medication study found that using only generic drugs would have saved Medicare $1.67 billion dollars and patients $270 million in 2017.

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Times of Infodemic

Covid-19 highlighted a need for communicating health information more accurately and clearly.

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Artists Incarcerated

Prison art programs have been shown to help people develop self-control, self-esteem, emotional understanding, social skills, and internal motivation.

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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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