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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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This year’s severe flu exposes a serious flaw in our medical system

This year’s severe flu exposes a serious flaw in our medical system

Flu season in the U.S. typically peaks in February, but this year’s outbreak is already one of the worst on record. As of Jan. 6, 20 children have died from the flu, and ...

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Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were panicked. A new documentary, “Reefer Madness,” suggested that evil marijuana dealers lurked in public schools, waiting to entice ...

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How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging

How rejuvenation of stem cells could lead to healthier aging

“Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years old worldwide. Life expectancy has ...

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