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Are You in Love with Mary Jane?

Does the availability of medical marijuana increase the risk of recreational use among teens? Data suggest not. Since 1996, when California became the first state in the US to pass a medical marijuana law (MML) and provided broad protection against [...]

September 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Insurance Impacts Infant Health

Insurance is needed for access; access is vital to life. Mortality rates associated with premature births in the United States have been a longstanding concern among pediatricians.  Although extensive research and preventative measures have [...]

March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Physical Education Policy

Obesity is a huge problem in America. When promoted through specific policies guiding the length of physical education, schools can support physical activity in children and hopefully foster healthier lifestyles and waistlines. Public health is the [...]

October 1, 2012 // 1 Comment

Expanding Kids’ Coverage

Public health insurance programs such as Medicaid and CHIP have successfully improved coverage for low-income children and adults. Evidence remains mixed as to the actual health outcomes achieved through these programs. As the time draws near for [...]

June 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

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