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Enabling (or Constraining) Progress for Women

Progress for women’s development is slow. An initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working to more effectively address gender-based gaps.

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Older Moms

Shifting social and cultural norms continue to alter patterns of motherhood. The rate of women having babies for the first time in their 30s has risen steadily since 1975.

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Racial Equity in Kidney Transplants

Prior to 2015, kidney transplants went to white patients at a much higher rate. A new allocation system was devised in order to change that.

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Are Employees Using Their Benefits?

Research by Bruce W. Sherman and colleagues found that employees receiving a lower wage were less likely to seek out preventative care despite having the insurance to cover it.

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Where Are Refugees From?

Refugees from travel ban countries make up only 6% of all refugees in the United States.

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Same Resume, Different Pay

The gender pay gap begins to affect women shortly after college, when they have similar experience and qualifications as their male counterparts.

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BCRA Undercuts Opioid Treatment

The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) creates a $45 billion fund for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. However, this amount is unlikely to overcome Medicaid spending restrictions proposed in the bill.

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Suicide Needs Unmet

A recent JAMA article by Gibbons, et al. demonstrates that the national suicide rate and the number of psychiatric beds have an inverse relationship.

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Cause of Death: Poverty

Viz Hub’s interactive map of life expectancy in each US county dramatically illustrates that health is largely shaped by where you live and the conditions of your life.

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Economics of Suicide

Risk of suicide is a complex, multifaceted issue that is notoriously hard to gauge patient by patient, but the state of the economy can predict an uptick.

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