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Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all

When a seven-year-old student in eastern Aleppo was asked at the peak of the bombardment campaign by the Assad regime in 2015 to draw a picture, he did not draw children ...

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The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB

The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB

A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses and even death. On Jan. 23, 2018, “Storm Chaser” star Joel Taylor died on a ...

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Why climate change is worsening public health problems

Why climate change is worsening public health problems

Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: “All ...

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The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face

The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face

I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life experiences growing up ...

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4 things you need to know right now to protect yourself from the flu

4 things you need to know right now to protect yourself from the flu

This has been a particularly bad influenza season, starting early especially in the South and West Coast in the U.S. This follows a severe season in Australia during our ...

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Medicaid work requirements could cost the government more in the long run

Medicaid work requirements could cost the government more in the long run

After the Trump administration gave states permission to impose new restrictions on Medicaid eligibility, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin wasted no time. Within days, ...

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When it comes to your health, where you live matters

When it comes to your health, where you live matters

According to a recent report, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the U.S. These states have higher rates of premature ...

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When a mom feels depressed, her baby’s cells might feel it too

When a mom feels depressed, her baby’s cells might feel it too

An estimated 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. These symptoms – including mood swings, fatigue and reduced interest in activities – can make it ...

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What the government shutdown means for the health of Americans

What the government shutdown means for the health of Americans

The federal government shut down this weekend, as Congress failed to pass a stopgap spending measure. Many may wonder what this means for the nation’s public health ...

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Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet attention has almost exclusively focused on the Affordable Care ...

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