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When a Pill Isn’t Best for What Ails You

De-implementing potentially harmful or rarely needed medical practices, devices, and medications benefits all of us, our families, and our communities.

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The Greening of Vacant Lots

In a reversal of the broken window theory, greened lots restored a sense of pride and belonging to neighborhoods, discouraging crime and gun violence.

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When Airplanes Sing Too Loudly

New research has ignited concerns beyond annoyance to health effects of transportation noise, calling for updates to the national aviation noise policy. 

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Too Stressed for Academic Success

For historically underrepresented students, persistence and grit is seen as important for success. It also plays into the development of chronic stress.

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Recovery and Resilience After Mass Violence

After mass violence, recovery and resilience efforts are most effective when they include local community organizations for promoting long-term wellbeing.

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Trump Shreds LGBT Health Protections

The Trump administration proposed regulations that would complicate LGBT individuals’ access to essential health services, further exacerbating disparities.

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Guns, Not Diagnoses, Kill

Contrary to prevailing media narratives, gun ownership–not mental illness–is what is actually associated with the rates of gun-involved homicides. 

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Bridges to Care, Not Walls

Restrictive anti-immigrant policies are yielding long-term impacts on immigrant households, harming the community’s wellbeing and prohibiting health equity.

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Fentanyl East of the Mississippi

Naloxone and fentanyl test strips are rising as promising strategies to combat the rise in fentanyl-related overdose deaths east of the Mississippi.

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A Hearing Test for the Digital Age

Hearing loss is often underdiagnosed or considered a trivial effect of aging despite abundant evidence showing its far-reaching effects.

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