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Hearing Loss is Memory Loss

Asri Maharani and colleagues followed patients for 18 years to measure associations between hearing aid use and episodic memory. Memory loss slowed after participants started using hearing aids.

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Tantrums in the Snack Aisle

Understanding the dynamic between mothers and children in the snack aisle of a grocery store may provide insight into health promotion efforts about nutrition.

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Teen Sexting

Teenagers are using technology to explore their sexuality. However, older laws created specifically to address child pornography can be used to prosecute teen sexting.

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Prison Employee PTSD

The prison setting is a uniquely challenging work environment, with employees facing constant exposure to threat, violence, and trauma. Prison employees are at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Nurses Leading Collaborative Care

Martsolf and colleagues assessed the role of nurses in cross-collaborative health care systems, and the ways in which nurses are important to improving community health.

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Catholic Hospitals and a Woman’s Right to Know

Catholic hospitals often do not provide certain types of reproductive health care. Freedman and colleagues conducted research on women’s knowledge about hospital religious affiliation and its impact on their decisions about where to get care.

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Hacking Public Health

Everyone loves a hackathon, it seems. How much do hackathons really contribute to solving public health problems? Are they a meaningful new tool, or simply the latest fad?

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Fieldnotes, Good Guys, and the Culture of HIV Care

Conversations between patients and providers that treat patients as unique individuals can help providers develop care plans to better match their patients’ lives.

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