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For elderly residents, hurricanes bring increased risks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Natural disasters are often particularly hard on vulnerable members of the community. Hurricanes are no exception.

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Child lead exposure study finds substantial reductions possible

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — New data from a long-term study of 355 mothers and their children found that fixing peeling paint and removing other household sources of lead during the mother’s pregnancy can reduce levels of dust lead in homes to levels significantly lower than previously deemed achievable.

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Despite ACA, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults still have trouble affording health care

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show.

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Brief interventions found to substantially reduce alcohol use among men living with HIV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences can be severe, with heavy drinking associated with increased liver disease, greater engagement in risky sexual behavior, lower adherence to antiretroviral therapy and greater risk of death.

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Guardian article on rising temperatures features the research of Professor Gregory Wellenius

'It can’t get much hotter ... can it?' How heat became a national US problem

Heat now kills more Americans than floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters – but cities are facing it almost entirely alone

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Professor Simin Liu honored at the 2018 China Heart Congress

At the 2018 China Heart Congress (CHC), where over 10,000 cardiovascular disease researchers from around the world gather, Dr. Simin Liu, Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Surgery and Director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health, was awarded an Honorary Adjunct Professorship at the Chinese National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Study finds Medicare Advantage rankings penalize plans serving disadvantaged populations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — New research from Brown University suggests that federal rankings of Medicare Advantage plans may unfairly penalize those that enroll a disproportionate number of non-white, poor and rural Americans.

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2018 Academy Health Interest Group Award Recipients

The Academy Health Annual Research Meeting is the gathering place for individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape. Over the course of the three-day conference, more than 2,500 individual attendees work together to share and strengthen the evidence needed to inform the decisions that affect the health of individuals and communities.

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School of Public Health distributes $100,000 in loan forgiveness funds

The Brown University School of Public Health will distribute $100,000 in loan forgiveness funds from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation to 20 public health Master's alumni engaged in work that improves the health of underserved populations. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

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Brown Undergraduates Named Milken Institute Future Health Leaders

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. According to the Institute, “We are strong believers that the only way to solve today’s most pressing public health challenges is by bringing prevention to the forefront, engaging unlikely partners, and collaborating to create and implement actionable solutions that are tailored to community needs.”

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