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Acupuncture: Sticking the Point on Opioids

Opioids are the most commonly prescribed class of medication in the United States to treat chronic pain. Acupuncture could help reduce the number of opioid prescriptions.

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Diving Deeper into Spring Break Drinking

In order to better understand youth behavior during spring break, recent research examined the gaps between spring break drinking intentions and actual alcohol consumption.

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Trauma in Humanitarian Contexts

Mental health professionals working with refugees and displaced people often focus on the “trauma story.” Psychological recovery comes from improvements in the overall political, economic, and societal circumstances and the meaning people find in their lives.

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Trans Health Matters

Transgender individuals face increased risk of both HIV and depression. Using Medicare data, Dragon and colleagues identified additional increased risks for chronic diseases such as COPD and chronic kidney disease.

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Facing the Mirror after Amputation

Initial mirror experiences can be traumatic for individuals who have lost limbs, and trigger a wide range of emotions including self-revulsion, anger, and hopelessness.

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Payday Go Away, Come Again ACA

Medicaid can improve family finances. Payday loans, controversial high-interest short-term borrowing, decreased in counties in California that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Veterans Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Since 2000, more than 375,000 service members have experienced a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Veterans with TBI readjusting to civilian life can have difficulty entering the workforce or continuing their education. 

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Sex and the City’s Network

A study of young Black MSM in Chicago examined the association between Facebook networks and awareness of PrEP, a medication which can substantially reduce the risk of acquiring HIV.

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Online Addiction and Mental Health

Access to the virtual world provides teens with opportunities to develop emotionally and build friendships, but, for some, positive social interaction can turn into addiction.

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