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SNAP and the Public’s Health

Increasing the SNAP budget, though politically challenging, has the potential to both reduce government spending and improve population health.

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Sex in a New Body

While physicians encourage patients to undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss, data show that improved sexual health could be an additional benefit.

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Denial of Service and LGBT Health

The question of which civil liberty takes precedent—equal protection under the law or religious liberty—remains largely unanswered.

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Tiny Toxicity

Researchers are looking for evidence on whether ingestion of microplastics have an impact on human health and, if so, by how much.

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Bacteria: The Summer Bummer

With population growing in US coastal areas, we can expect more Americans to become ill from beach water until the sources of contamination are addressed. 

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Refugee Health and Religion

Public health professionals partnering with refugee communities should pay attention to religion as an important factor for refugees’ wellbeing.

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Environmental Justice for All

Zoning codes and land-use laws govern the way cities are planned and built. Their development has excluded low-income people and people of color.

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For Women’s Wellbeing, Place Matters

States with higher levels of gender inequality also have a higher prevalence of women reporting psychological intimate partner violence than men.

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A New Approach to Healing

Group visits can transform one-on-one patient-provider discussions into interactive, in-depth sessions where patients share their health experiences.

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Immigrant Births in Arizona

SB 1070 has had a negative impact on self-reported health, healthcare use, and pregnancy outcomes among Latino adults and children in Arizona.

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