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A Writing Teacher’s Take on the Seven Words Controversy

Public health, scientific, and academic writing are plagued by jargon and words that are so overused they become meaningless. PHP’s Associate Editor, Jennifer Beard offers a new spin on the recent “seven words” controversy.

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Chemical Endangerment Laws Hurt Pregnant Women

Laws originally meant to prevent exposure of children to drug-related environments such as meth labs are being expanded to criminalize substance use during pregnancy.

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Tomorrow in Mind: Corporate Social Responsibility

PHP Fellow Gilbert Benavidez writes on corporate social responsibility to respect and protect human rights, and how public health must be a leader in building partnerships with corporations to influence social policy.

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A History of Work Requirements

Nine states have pending waiver requests that would require work as a condition for receiving Medicaid benefits. Work requirements are not a new policy idea. Politicians, especially conservatives, have been proposing the addition of work requirements to every existing type of public benefit program for decades.

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The Health of DREAMers

DREAMers suffer from stress and anxiety related to their immigration status and poor access to health care including vaccination, reproductive care, and annual physicals. PHP Fellow Gilbert Benavidez writes on how congressional intervention can play a major protective role in these hundreds of thousands of lives.

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But What Exactly is Public Health?

Our Associate Editor Jen Beard writes on the elusive and expansive definition of public health and asks readers to share their own examples of public health in action.

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Happy Holidays!

Public Health Post is taking a publishing break for the holidays. Thank you for reading PHP and for joining us in conversation on social media. We’ll be back online on Monday, January 8, 2018. Best wishes for a festive holiday season, and see you next year!

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