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Urban Blight

A recent Urban Institute report shows that urban blight, defined as substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and vacant lots, is major stressor. Repairing neighborhoods can improve individual and community health and well-being, and even reduce gun violence.

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ACO Performance and Quality

With ACOs now affecting care in nearly every county of the country they are becoming ubiquitous, and with that ubiquity comes great potential to lead the healthcare industry in the transition to value-based care.

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Arguments, Evidence, and Abortion Policy

The claim that induced abortion harms women’s health is a line of reasoning that has emerged as state legislators increasingly seek to enact laws to regulate the provision of abortion. The problem is that it is not grounded in fact.

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Telemental Health

Those with mental health challenges living in rural areas have long been at a significant disadvantage when it comes to receiving care due to lack of professional caregivers. Advances in technology such as live video teleconferencing have the potential to change this.

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In Search of Sex-Ed

Sexual education remains a topic shrouded in controversy in Lebanon’s patriarchal, male-dominated culture. In response to the alarming lack of sexual and reproductive health knowledge in the Lebanese community, a number of individuals and organizations have been diligently working to provide the public with reliable, comprehensive SRH information.

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Uncertainty Disrupts More than State Marketplaces

The uncertainty hanging over federal health policy at the national level has been well-covered, but the implications of this uncertainty in federal policy at the state level has gone largely unnoticed.

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Preventing Latin American Homicides

Eight of the world’s 10 most violent nations, as defined by the number of intentional homicides per 100,000 people, are in Latin America and the Caribbean. A 2016 World Bank report by Laura Chioda examines why these numbers are so high.

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Duty Bound and Globally Gagged

While details of a Trump-style Global Gag Rule remain unclear, the executive order has the potential to devastate the health of men, women, children, and families alike.

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Misconduct or Mental Health?

Stigma surrounding mental health in the military remains a major hurdle and can lead to less than honorable discharges, which then increases risk of death by suicide. A bill known as the Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017 would expand mental health care for Veterans.

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Life, Post-Torture

The survivors of the U.S torture program bear the scars of a dark chapter of U.S. history.

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