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Aging Knows No Borders

Although they contribute $11 billion in taxes every year, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal or state retirement benefits. Older immigrants should be a priority for pro-immigration advocates and policy efforts.

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2018 Year in Review

Executive Editor Michael Stein looks back at the best of 2018 and forward to 2019 with the announcement of our new fellows.

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Vote Yes on 3

Erin Polka urges a YES vote on Massachusetts Ballot Question 3, to uphold a state non-discrimination law and protect the the civil rights of transgender individuals. 

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The Way We Do Things Around Here

Cultural change in nursing homes requires consistency, institutional commitment, local champions, and focusing on the positive.

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Is There a Risk to Naloxone?

Naloxone is a life-saving intervention used to reverse drug overdose, but critics argue that it increases crime and promotes drug use. Ostrach and colleagues disagree, arguing that withholding it is immoral.

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Death Comes for the Homeless

For many persons who experience homelessness, life is short and death is not gentle.

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It’s Dangerous to Confuse Sex Work and Trafficking

A new law designed to thwart online sex trafficking shuts down sites like Backpage.com and Craigslist personal ads. Sex workers use these sites to solicit and vet clients and share information about predators and say the legislation increases the dangers they face.

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Crowdsourcing the Opioid Epidemic

In 2015, Boston established a Mobile Sharps Collection Team to respond to discarded needle pick-up requests throughout the city. Data from discarded needle locations could provide an opportunity to address the underlying epidemic. 

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