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Left Behind on Leave

Until the US provides national support, more states should consider enacting programs and expanding to six months of paid leave.

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Right to Bear Opinion

Guns laws have evolved since 2015. What hasn’t changed since then is that the majority of US citizens continue to support many gun safety policies.

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Missed Hepatitis C

Largely due to the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C infection rates among pregnant women in the US have tripled since the 1990s.

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Look Before You Legislate

The health impact assessment is one strategy to predict how newly proposed legislation would affect population health before a bill is ever enacted.

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Cost of Survival

The higher prevalence of financial struggle among younger cancer survivors provides additional evidence that health insurance protects against hardship.

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Change of State

Analysis of Google location history revealed how effective emergency declaration, social distancing, and shelter-in-place were at influencing behavior.

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It’s About Time

Long, unreliable commutes make it harder to be a good student, limiting the benefits of choosing a higher quality school.

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It’s the Crash, Dummy

Persistent injury disparities between the sexes proves that prioritizing men in vehicle safety creates life-threatening consequences for female drivers.

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Gently Down the Stream

Depending on the location in New Hampshire’s Merrimack River, PFAS levels were 100 to 400 times higher than recommended safety thresholds.

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Margaret Low

Margaret Low, CEO of WBUR, reflects on how media shape the response to Covid-19 and how it will influence the pandemic’s aftermath.

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