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Reclaiming the Soul of Health Care

Solving seemingly intractable and long-lasting health issues requires a health care system that is wise, compassionate, humble, and just—all virtues that our system does not reflect.

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Signed Up with No Say

In a good-faith effort to help more residents enroll and to coordinate their care between Medicare and Medicaid, Cal MediConnect automatically enrolled dual-eligible residents from 7 counties—without their consent.

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Keeping Elderly Loneliness at Bay

Intuitive, affordable, and usable technology can help mitigate the social and emotional loneliness seniors face during Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Changes Climate Patterns

A systematic study explores how the pandemic has impacted the short-term environmental patterns in China, California, and worldwide.

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Schools and Scales

Policymakers argue school BMI policies prevent childhood obesity. But recent research indicates that the practice is not only ineffective. It’s harmful.

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Breast Density by Law

The standard for detecting breast cancer is imagery – either by mammogram or ultrasound. However, breasts are not uniformly photogenic.

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The ‘Public’ in Public Health

Across the United States, a higher percentage of farmworkers in a county was associated with a higher number of deaths from Covid-19.

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Sailing Impossible Seas

Incorporating stress appraisal into health disparities research demonstrates the distinctiveness of the stress experiences for Black elders.

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Shipping Shapes Health

Shipping is indispensable for the global economy, but it is also one of the world’s highest polluting sectors.

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Cardio Confinement

Solitary confinement creates a state of extreme social deprivation that harms both mental and physical health.

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