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Article ID: 713261

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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21-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713155

American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

American University

American University launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

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20-May-2019 12:10 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713162

Research Suggests Salons as Potential Locations to Combat Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities

Saint Joseph's University

A recent study conducted by Saint Joseph’s University researcher and professor of sociology and criminal justice, Chunrye Kim, Ph.D., revealed that hairstylists in immigrant communities in Queens, New York are aware of domestic violence and other forms of abuse among their clients.

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20-May-2019 11:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 713164

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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20-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    20-May-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712807

Economists Find Net Benefit in Soda Tax

New York University

A team of economists has concluded that soda taxes serve as a “net good,” an assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior.

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14-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713123

American College of Rheumatology Statement on CMS Medicare Advantage Final Rule

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In August 2018, the CMS announced that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would be allowed to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed strong concerns about this proposal. The rheumatology community received some good news in this week’s final rule from CMS, which makes changes to the original proposal and addresses several of our community’s recommendations.

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17-May-2019 4:50 PM EDT

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