What is the Economic Impact of Infant Exposure to Arsenic in Rice Cereals in the U.S.?

Countless news stories and media coverage have been devoted to the health impacts of lead in drinking water. Now, a lesser-known issue, the health impact of arsenic in rice, is getting more and more attention, and deservedly so.

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Bullying is a Public Health Issue in America, Especially for Sikh-American Children

The negative consequences of bullying has the attention of many federal agencies, community organizations and socially minded entrepreneurs who work together and convene to discuss new research, concerning data and creative approaches to prevention.

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Are There Global Approaches to Addressing Child Trauma?

Children face challenges as they grow and develop - and some can have lasting effects that can impede socialization, achievement, and physical health.

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The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, Start With Something Round

As states and the federal government jointly design Medicaid's future, let's include what we know works - and eliminate what does not.

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Beyond Just a “Phase:” Acknowledging the Role of Diversity and Culture in Mental Health

In a piece for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections blog, Abt's Tara Earl reflects on the role that diversity and culture play in mental health.

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How Zika Presents a Teachable Moment for Caring for Children with Disabilities

The Zika virus epidemic, first observed in Brazil in Spring of 2015, has spread to 43 countries and territories in the Americas. Although Zika has relatively mild clinical symptoms in adults and children, the disease has been linked to neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Zika also has been connected to thousands of cases of microcephaly in infants throughout the Americas.

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Wanted: A Dose of Prevention in the ACA

Five years in, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved the delivery of health care in the United States. In my latest piece for the Huffington Post, I argue that more could be done, especially in preventing disease and promoting wellness, if we are to have a healthier nation in the next generation.

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