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Latina Immigrants’ Social Isolation

Latina immigrants in Houston and Phoenix experienced increased social isolation resulting from local government involvement in Secure Communities, a program that involves local and state officials in immigration enforcement.

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Eye of the Beholder

Beauty standards can produce sexual racism, which can lead to feelings of shame and rejection among racial minorities who may then experience increased alcohol consumption, obesity, and high blood pressure.

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What’s in My Tampon?

Measurable concentrations of endocrine disrupting chemicals were found in the tested panty liners, tampons, and pads.

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Care by Community

Black mothers participating in prenatal group care were more likely to engage in positive pregnancy and postpartum behavior than those who did not participate in group care.

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Reproductive Recession

Structural changes in the labor market may have a greater influence on childbearing than employment rates and income.

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Racial Identity as a Double-Edged Sword

Feeling as if one’s own fate is tied to that of the group one identifies with is a double-edged sword when it comes to mental health outcomes among African Americans.

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Dementia Out in the Country

Rural residents experienced the shortest life expectancy after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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The Role of Resilience

Child resilience and supportive environments can reduce the likelihood of depression.

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Disaggregation Reveals Disparities

Health research that treats all Asian American communities as a single homogeneous population obscures disparities among its many subpopulations.

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