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Why Do Homeless Kids Miss School?

Getting to school is a challenge for lots of American kids, but homeless children face particularly steep barriers. United States Department of Education data illustrate the public health nature of many of the reasons homeless kids miss school.

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The Public Health Spending Mismatch

We are spending more on medical, curative care, but far less than other nations on building the conditions that make people healthy.

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Strength in Numbers

Compelling support for bike-friendly policies: if there are more cyclists on the road, drivers will be more likely to be aware of – and avoid – them.

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The Genderbread Person 3.0

The Genderbread Person deconstructs gender and sexuality to clarify the differences and interrelationships of five dimensions of human identity and behavior.

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The Vanishing Marginals

Democrats may win the presidency and the Senate but have almost no chance of winning the House. Only 18 of 435 House seats are considered toss-ups. Why?

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Health Inequalities in Boston by T-Stops

Boston is a relatively healthy city, with a high density of physicians and world-class hospitals. But Boston also has some extraordinary differences, both in health indicators and in the drivers of those indicators within its borders.

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The Cost of Being Obese

The health challenges caused by obesity are well-documented, but a new study from George Washington University has shed light on the financial burdens faced by significantly overweight people in America.

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