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Unequal impacts: Q&A with Salud America leader Amelie Ramirez on Hispanics and COVID-19
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Aaron Warnick

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July 30, 2020

"Many of our families may not have access to computers and if they can’t get access to the libraries for kids to complete their school assignments, that has created an extra strain on our families."
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Healthy You: Get the most out of food by composting your waste
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Aaron Warnick

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July 24, 2020

“We use and we waste a lot of stuff,” says Alex Truelove, director of ZeroWaste. “So much of what we throw out is compostable, but we compost almost nothing.”
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Improving health of American Indians and Alaska Natives: Q&A with IHS Director Michael Weahkee
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Mark Barna

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July 15, 2020

"We unfortunately have had suicide clusters in many of our tribal communities. Many of those have been attributed to historical trauma. Indian people were forced onto reservations, forced assimilation, required to go to boarding schools."
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Experts fear suicide, deaths of despair will rise in wake of COVID-19
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Mark Barna

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July 10, 2020

“It is as if COVID has come in as a multiplier of social, economic factors that are making deaths of despair even worse,” said Benjamin Miller, PsyD
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Technology playing central role in COVID-19 response: Innovations boost public health work
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Kim Krisberg

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June 17, 2020

Within a month, COVID Near You amassed more than 800,000 voluntary participants across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which far surpasses Flu Near You’s participant high of 400,000
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Federal funding for gun violence prevention research sparks hopes
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Mark Barna

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May 20, 2020

The challenge is formidable, as gun violence prevention overlaps public health, criminal justice, public safety, deaths of despair, intimate partner relationships, workplace conflicts and more.
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CDC: Vaccine for recent flu season cut visits to doctors by nearly half
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Kim Krisberg

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May 14, 2020

This season’s flu vaccine was 45% effective overall and 55% effective among children and teens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in February.
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US public health meets COVID-19 head-on: Pandemic squeezes long-underfunded public health system
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Kim Krisberg

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May 06, 2020

“We’re a close-knit community and so there’s not a lot of panic when a crisis happens,” Staats, an APHA member, told The Nation’s Health in March. “We’re starting to get an influx of calls, but it’s nothing we didn’t expect. Right now, we’re just taking it one day at a time.”
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US hospitals stepping up to end violence among youth
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Mark Barna

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February 07, 2020

“Violence is a preventative health issue that we can treat with the traditional health system and public health approaches."
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Toxic algae blooms creating hazards for US public health
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Mark Barna

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October 09, 2019

Toxic algae blooms are increasing, and they're threatening public health.
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Video games and health: Sorting science from popular beliefs
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Aaron Warnick

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October 01, 2019

The debate over the pros and cons of video games has been going on for almost as long as the games have existed. Read more in the October 2019 issue of The Nation's Health.