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Access to Food Stamps Improves Children’s Health and Reduces Medical Spending – UC Davis Center for Poverty Research

Source: Access to Food Stamps Improves Children’s Health and Reduces Medical Spending – UC Davis Center for Poverty Research The Food Stamp Program (FSP, known since 2008 as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) is one of the largest safety-net programs in the United States. It is especially important for families with…

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‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times

Source: ‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times By JOSH KATZ and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ NOV. 29, 2018 this file is generated from src/style.less A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase…

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What the media gets wrong about opioids – Columbia Journalism Review

Source: What the media gets wrong about opioids – Columbia Journalism Review By Maia Szalavitz Photo via Pixabay After Jillian Bauer-Reese created an online collection of opioid recovery stories, she began to get calls for help from reporters. But she was dismayed by the narrowness of the requests, which sought only one type of…

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Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain – The New York Times

Source: Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain – The New York Times By Gretchen Reynolds Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours. Credit iStock Sitting for hours without moving can slow the flow of blood to our brains, according to a…

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