Health

Issues related to physical, mental and emotional health.

Preventing Gender-Based Violence Against Women of Color
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Preventing Gender-Based Violence Against Women of Color

Cultural pressures in South Asian communities that often force women to stay in abusive situations result from gender-based violence.

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2400 1599 Anmol Irfan
The Problem with Blaming Violence on Mental Illness
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The Problem with Blaming Violence on Mental Illness

Linking mass shootings and other violence to mental illness has become routine, but the connection is not that clear-cut.

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2400 1420 Dominique Stewart
The Importance of Suicide Prevention Beyond Mental Health Awareness
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The Importance of Suicide Prevention Beyond Mental Health Awareness

Our approach and discussions on suicide prevention must be more comprehensive than just mental health awareness and care.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
Bodily Autonomy: The Fallout of Roe v. Wade
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Bodily Autonomy: The Fallout of Roe v. Wade

The toll from the Roe v. Wade reversal emphasizes that this is not just a loss of abortion access but part of a broader attack on reproductive health and bodily autonomy, with the most marginalized feeling the brunt of the attack.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
A Water Emergency Downstream from a National Crisis
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A Water Emergency Downstream from a National Crisis

Nationwide, numerous U.S. cities are dealing with some form of water contamination, lack of drinkable water, and outdated infrastructure, similar to the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi.

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2400 1600 Andrew Lee
Child Food Insecurity and the Inaccessibility of School Meals
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Child Food Insecurity and the Inaccessibility of School Meals

The expiration of a federal program that guarantees students access to free school meals has devasting effects on food-insecure children.

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2400 1597 Dominique Stewart
How Stigmatizing Diseases Harms Public Health and Communities
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How Stigmatizing Diseases Harms Public Health and Communities

Biased reporting and imagery of the monkeypox outbreak reinforce homophobic and racist stereotypes and mimic a history of stigmatizing disease.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
The Deadly Cost of Prescription Drug Prices
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The Deadly Cost of Prescription Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are the highest among most nations, causing residents to make risky decisions about their health.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
In Crisis: The State of Youth Mental Health
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In Crisis: The State of Youth Mental Health

From discriminatory bills to mass shootings, the current social and political climate is negatively impacting youth mental health.

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2400 1602 Dominique Stewart
The Enduring Stigma Around Abortion
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The Enduring Stigma Around Abortion

Many people have experienced an abortion, and some are enduring post-abortion grief in silence with no support system.

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2400 1350 Jennifer Thompson