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On Association Health Plans

The future health and health care of Americans is in jeopardy as the undermining of the ACA, which has benefited millions, remains under attack.  

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Heat and the Urban Tree Canopy

Research shows that investing in urban tree canopies can act as a meaningful urban heat action plan to reduce mortality and morbidity during heat waves.

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Criminalizing Pregnancy

Criminalizing substance use during pregnancy is common, but there is no evidence that prosecuting women for using substances during pregnancy helps.

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Is Energy Insecurity Making Us Sick?

Rising research reveals how energy insecurity might harm the well-being of individuals through physical, economic, and behavioral pathways.

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Prisoners’ Health is Public Health

Public health has a unique responsibility not only to inspect prison facilities, but to speak out firmly when the health of incarcerated people is at risk. 

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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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