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Is There a Link Between Lead and Crime?

Mounting evidence supports the lead-crime hypothesis, suggesting that crime and lead levels are strongly linked. No amount of lead exposure is safe. Chronic lead poisoning can lead to a long list of maladies, including anorexia, anemia, tremor, and...

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Common Barriers to Recommended Cancer Screenings

Costs, lack of access, inconvenience, and fear of a cancer diagnosis are some of the things that prevent people from getting screened for cancer. Getting recommended cancer screenings can help spot cancer in the earliest stages when treatment is...

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Public Health

From the spread of viruses to drugs and gun violence, learn more about public health concerns, what approaches set out to address them, and more.

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Epidemics

Epidemics are disease outbreaks that actively spread over wide areas and affect large numbers of people. Learn more about how these outbreaks are addressed in the field of public health.

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Healthy Conversations

Our conversation coach will give you the tools to facilitate an informed, actionable, and insightful discussion about health.

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What Is Health Equity and How Do We Get There?

Health equity means ensuring everyone has the same shot at living a healthy life. Here is what it would take to get there. In 2010, the U.S. government pinned down the definition of health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health...

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An Overview of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases affect nearly one in six people worldwide—almost exclusively in impoverished areas. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse set of infections that primarily impact impoverished communities in tropical regions...

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Overview of the Public Health Field

Learn about what you might find in the field of public health which encompasses many medical, scientific, and non-medical career paths. The field of public health entails prevention and education of the general public to help improve the overall...

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