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The Hues of Heroism

Health care workers of color are over five times likelier to develop Covid-19 than the general public—and their households face worse health outcomes.

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Streets Made for Walking

Simple changes in built environment features can increase exercise rates, improve mental wellbeing, and lower mortality.

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Read Between the Tweets

Social media doesn’t just read our minds; it can help shape our health behaviors.

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Dying to Get a Mortgage

Homeowners reap a multitude of benefits compared to renters—including accumulation of wealth, long-term stability, and overall better health—yet systemic racism denies many the opportunity for homeownership.

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Women’s Work

As long as our current gender roles levy more domestic work on women, their productivity is at risk.

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Less Stress

Conventional research on stress, poverty, and race often concludes that poorer minority families live the most stressful lives; a recent study suggests that, in Detroit, there is more to the story.

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Good, Bad, and Ugly

Local public health systems could play a significant role in reducing rural disparities during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Trans Bans

Some legislators are trying to block a critical pathway to suicide prevention for trans young people: gender-affirming healthcare.

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Whose Poo?

Fecal contamination of groundwater is a growing concern in areas threatened by increasing precipitation and flooding due to climate change.

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No Need to Fear

Policies that prohibit anyone from donating based on their sexual orientation and history are not only arbitrary, they are discriminatory.

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