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What Happened to Testosterone?

“Is it low T?” A surge of print and media advertising has contributed to the widespread use of testosterone for conditions that have not been approved by the FDA.

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What E-Cigarettes Mean For Teens

Over 500,000 middle schoolers and over 1.6 million high school students currently used electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are considered a safer alternative than cigarettes, but “safer” does not mean “safe,” especially for teenagers.

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Safe Infant Sleep: It’s Complicated

Sudden infant death syndrome cases have declined, but accidental suffocation deaths have been on the rise. Georgia’s Safe to Sleep hospital initiative aims to lower sleep-related infant mortality by informing parents of good practices.

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Maximizing Healthy Aging through Daily Activities

Older adults who engage in an array of daily activities like socializing, pursuing hobbies, exercising, or volunteering report better physical and mental health.

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Glued to the Tube

Seventy-five percent of parents with young children reported having television on at least half of the time even when no one is watching. What role does screen time play in family interactions?

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Local Health Departments Prevent Hospitalizations

Local health departments are well-suited to engage individuals with mental illness due to their low-cost services, high visibility, health promotion activities, and strong community partnerships.

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Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Involved Homicides

Acute intoxication impairs judgment and makes individuals more vulnerable to becoming victims in homicides. A recent study by Naimi et al. finds that more restrictive alcohol policies could have a preventive impact on alcohol-involved homicides.

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African Americans Own More Life Insurance, Not Less

Life insurance has the potential to mitigate wealth disparities across race. Recent research by Harris and Yelowitz analyzed differences in life insurance holdings between whites and African Americans.

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