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Article ID: 696196

Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition Honored for Hurricane Response

Endocrine Society

The Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition, composed of the Endocrine Society and seven other leading diabetes care and research organizations, received an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2018 Gold Power of A Award for helping to provide critical diabetes supplies to regions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Society announced today.

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15-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695957

Front-Line Medical Providers Say Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Helped Patients’ Health and Ability to Work

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Extending medical insurance to low-income Michigan residents meant they had better access to health care, earlier detection of serious illnesses, better care for existing health problems and improved ability to work, attend school and live independently, according to a newly published survey of primary care providers.

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11-Jun-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695685

High Food Insecurity Found in a Sample of Adults on Probation in Rhode Island

Tufts University

A new study led by public health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine reports significant food insecurity for adults on probation in Rhode Island. Nearly three-quarters of the participants experienced food insecurity over a 30-day period, with almost half having very low food security.

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6-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695566

APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Staff members from the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have collected more than 15,000 books for children living below the poverty line in the local area.

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6-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694034

SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs; Employment Requirements Could Further Constrain Low-Income Households, Experts Say

Virginia Tech

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4-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693902

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

American Sociological Association (ASA)

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been organized mostly online. The next day, August 13

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693741

Proximity to Books and Adult Support Enhance Children’s Learning Opportunities

New York University

An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, finds a new study by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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30-Apr-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693364

Study Explores Link Between Curiosity And School Achievement

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school — regardless of economic background — suggests a new University of Michigan study.

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30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693194

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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19-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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