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The Weight of Freight

Diesel engines are harmful because they release particulate matter and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere as they combust.

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In Sickness and in Health

Much of the high uninsurance rate among LGBQ people is due to their increased risk of living in poverty, but some is due to legal insurance discrimination.

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Race and Algorithms

Health algorithms measure risk with data established in conditions of inequity, and as a result, they reproduce racial disparities.

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Too Late to Deliberate

Understanding how legal landscapes shift during public health emergencies is crucial for state planning and preparedness.

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Disparity, Depression, Disease

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment rates in the US have jumped to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

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Fostering Mortality

Attention to the special needs of foster children will be necessary to prevent the trailing effects of trauma and premature death.

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Narrowing the Digital Divide

Telemedicine is often lauded as a solution for delivering care to medically-underserved areas, but most vulnerable rural groups do not have internet access.

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Stigmatizing Abortion

When peers are unsupportive, discriminatory, or judgmental and stigmatize abortion, pregnant women experience high rates of depression, anxiety, and stress.

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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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EMS for a Climate Emergency

In addition to its toll on individual health, new research suggests that extreme heat impacts the activity of emergency workers.

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