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Air Mattresses and Infant Deaths

Air mattresses are increasingly seen as an affordable and transportable sleep surface. However, there were 108 cases of infant death between 2004 and 2015 involving air mattresses, and this figure may be vastly underreported.

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The Financial Burden of Sexual Assault

Research by Ashley M. Tennessee and colleagues highlights the costs incurred by privately-insured female rape survivors as a result of the violent crimes committed against them.

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Mortality Following Hurricane Sandy

Understanding the patterns of health effects of destructive storms, especially deaths, are key to developing federal and state plans to mitigate against them. Support services may be needed for at least the quarter following a storm.

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MMR Vaccination Among New Refugees

The health of people coming into the United States is a high priority. But it isn’t just emerging diseases like Zika and Ebola that are of concern.

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Revival of STD Prevention: the Case of Detroit

Herman Kiefer Health Complex was the only dedicated STD clinic in Detroit until it was forced to close its doors in 2013 due to the inability to pay for maintenance. With help from the CDC, Detroit reestablished STD safety net services.

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Water: Public Utility or a Right?

Starting in March of 2014, Detroit residents with overdue water bills could find their water disconnected without warning. At the root of the Detroit water shutoff is the question: is water a public utility or a right?

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Contaminated Water

The waterproof and nonstick qualities of the PFASs lend themselves well for use in consumer products such as nonstick pans, outdoor clothing, and firefighting foam. But research has linked PFASs to cancer, thyroid disease, and immune suppression.

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Prioritizing Adolescent Health

According to the WHO, adolescents make up around one fifth of most countries’ population. Investing in adolescent health can be both impactful and cost effective for generations to come.

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Chronically Ill and Incarcerated

Recently released inmates are at a high risk of death. The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) assists former inmates with medical care, mental health and substance use treatment, housing, food, and employment.

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