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Mothers and Money

Relationships between mothers and their children are particularly vulnerable when family money is short, which can affect childhood development.

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Don’t Be Fooled: Cigs Are Worse

If adult smokers view e-cigarettes as more harmful than traditional cigarettes, they may ignore a far less lethal alternative.

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The Cost of Insulin

As total out-of-pocket spending on insulin has quadrupled from 2007 to 2017, lawmakers and industry leaders are put under pressure to control the prices.

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Education to Reduce Teen Baby Bumps

Understanding the factors that influence teen reproductive health is essential as evidence grows in the “safe sex” vs “abstinence only” education debate.

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Teenagers Peer at Their Problems

Socioeconomic status can affect teenagers’ perceptions of their peers’ experiences with life problems, further driving health inequities.

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Pollute Less, Suffer More

Communities of color experience pollution inequities as Whites experience less exposure than Black and Hispanic people to the air pollution they create.

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Do Test Scores Really Matter?

Test scores for students have increased in the past two decades in Massachusetts, yet the disparity between racial and socioeconomic groups still persists.

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Practice What We Preach

A 2019 study shows that public health schools’ maternity leave policies are too often not in keeping with their proclaimed values.

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Who’s in US Jails?

In the United States, a person can be held in jail awaiting trial for days, weeks, months, or years because they cannot afford to pay bail bond. 

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