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A Day in the Life of a Public Health Professional

Filed in Health by on July 23, 2022 0 Comments
A Day in the Life of a Public Health Professional

The phrase “a day in the life” of a public health professional seems almost darkly comical. First, it begs the question, “What life?” for an infectious disease epidemiologist and infection preventionist during the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, every day is own hurdles. Working in public health has never been for the […]

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Gender-Affirming Care Improves Mental Health—and May Save Lives

Filed in Health by on July 19, 2022 0 Comments
Gender-Affirming Care Improves Mental Health—and May Save Lives

In the middle of a slew of anti-trans legislation proposed earlier this year, Spencer Cox, the Republican governor of Utah, made an impassioned plea to his state’s legislature as he tried to veto a bill that would bar trans youth from competing in girls’ sports. “I want them to live,” he wrote of the trans […]

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Free health screenings at barbershops and salons help meet communities that have been left behind

Filed in Health by on July 19, 2022 0 Comments
Free health screenings at barbershops and salons help meet communities that have been left behind

Why is he getting his blood pressure checked? “Because the opportunity was here,” he said. “I’m actually here to get a haircut.” Elias used to be a truck driver. Now he’s a warehouse manager. He decided not to get vaccinated for COVID-19. But he’s made other changes and lowered his blood pressure. “I started losing […]

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Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health – Consumer Health News

Filed in Health by on July 18, 2022 0 Comments
Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health – Consumer Health News

MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every town wants low crime rates. But a new finding may offer a whole new reason to advocate for the change: Falling crime rates may lower heart disease fatalities. An analysis of 2000-2014 data from Chicago illustrated a significant decline in violent crime. Across the city, the drop […]

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