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Medicaid expansion in Kentucky led to an increase in screening and improved survival for colorectal cancer patients

The number of low-income patients screened for colorectal cancer more than tripled after Medicaid expansion in 2014, according to study findings in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons; 130th Annual Meeting of the Southern Surgical Association, December 2018; NCI HHSN26100001; CDC U58 DP005400; NCI P30 CA177558...


Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has received a $2,750 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Arkansas Department of Education to research an outdated maritime law that lawyers invoked in an attempt to avoid or...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition & Age Clauses Had Immediate Impact on People with Diabetes

A pair of Affordable Care Act clauses had a sizable effect on the ability of people with diabetes to get health insurance, a new study suggests. Before the requirements took effect, the percentage of people with private health insurance who had diab...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

American Journal of Public Health, online first; TR000433

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2019 at 16:00 ET


Embargoed AJPH research: NYC transfat ban changes New Yorkers’ blood, ACA and women 18-44, Chicago behavioral health emergencies, Caribbean health

In this issue, find research on NYC's transfat ban, the Affordable Care Act and reproductive age women, behavioral health emergencies, Caribbean health and more.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2019 at 16:00 ET


Report Offers Evidence-Based Recommendations Aimed at Reducing Illinois Gun Violence

Ilinois could reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence by implementing ten policies supported by available research, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The ce...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Illinois: Research, Policy Analysis


Potential of Strategic Partnerships to Form a Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA)

Recognizing the persistence of health inequities in the Americas, an emerging Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA) describes its approach to promoting health equity through intersectoral partnerships in a newly released issue of Ethnicity & D...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Ethnicity & Disease


District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people wit...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)


University of Utah law professor drafts bill to protect youth from conversion therapy in Utah: Prof @cliffordrosky of @sjquinney & @uutah available to speak about proposed policy changes.

– University of Utah


Supreme Court memorial cross case to help clarify law regarding public religious symbols, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame


Count the Nation Kicks Off Campaign to Raise Awareness and Boost Participation in the 2020 Census, Leading to an Accurate National Data Set

The initiative brings academic researchers, Hollywood leaders, journalists and social media content creators together, encouraging full participation in the upcoming census to ensure an accurate count in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


US military action in Venezuela would violate international law, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame


Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into so...

– Michigan Technological University

Social Sciences, Feb-2019


Report presents economic, environmental strategies for Chicago's Calumet River area

Produced by the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the report provides a framework for the region to plan and carry out future projects that deal with public health and the environment, social equity, and economic develo...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Penn Nursing Experts Avail 2 Discuss #MeaslesOutbreak & Vaccine Hesitancy #Measles #VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


What Research Tells Us About Warren’s Child Care Plan

– Cornell University


American University Tax Policy Experts Available for Comment on Tax Return and Tax Policy Issues

– American University


How does car ownership affect income opportunity?

– Arizona State University (ASU)


Constitutional Law Professors Available on President’s National Emergency Declaration

– Northwestern University


This national emergency is 'fictitious'

– Washington University in St. Louis


Why The Federal Debt Matters

– Texas A&M University

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