Black Moms, in Their Own Words
Alumna Fatima Dainkeh’s video project looks beyond inequality data in her new short film, Stories of Black Motherhood.
When It Comes to Firearms, 3D-Printed Guns Aren’t the Biggest Threat
What should really scare the public is the weak legislation in most states that allows people who are at a high risk of violence to possess guns.
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Black Women’s Lupus Risk Increases with Smoking, Decreases with Moderate Drinking
Consistent with research on white and Asian women, black women’s risk of lupus increased with increased smoking, while drinking four or more alcoholic drinks per week associated with 57 percent decrease in lupus risk.
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Contact Sports Associated with Lewy Body Disease
Athletes who play contact sports associated with repetitive head impacts, such as football and ice hockey, may be at increased risk for Lewy body disease, which can cause Parkinson’s.
External Economic and Policy Changes Influence Use of VA Services
Unemployment and increased housing costs drive up utilization, while Medicaid expansion drives it down.
After Massachusetts Policy Change, Homeless Children Seek Shelter at ER
Hundreds of homeless youth visit Boston Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department to qualify for shelter after 2012 policy change, costing more than shelter itself.