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The Health Policy Domain tracks and reports on policies that deal with women’s health, the Affordable Care Act, Head Start, child care and child support services, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and federal food and drug policy. This domain tracks policies emanating from the White House, the department of Health and Human Services, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Outdoor Sports and Exercise Can Help Fight Pandemic Depression

Brief #127 – Health Policy
By Yelena Korshunov

“Depression on my left. Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well,” wrote Elizabeth Gilbert in her New York Times bestseller, Eat Pray Love. Can you imagine that one in three of your neighbors suffers from pandemic depression? Or maybe you are the one who knows what depression feels like?

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The Economics of an Aging Population

Brief #144 – Health & Gender Policy
By Rosalind Gottfried

The aging of the baby boom generation will continue to change the shape of the American labor force. Curremtly,16.5% of the US population of 328 million, or 54 million, are over the age of 65. By 2030, the figure will be 74 million and the fastest growing group are those over 85.

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Variant of Concern – Omicron

Brief #125 – Health & Gender Policy
By S Bhimji

Over the weekend, the world learned about another heavily mutated coronavirus variant named Omicron. First detected in South Africa, Omicron has now been detected in many nations. While not much is known about it, experts suggest that it could be more infectious than the delta variant.

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The Other Epidemic That No One Talks About: Drug Overdose

Brief #124 – Health & Gender Policy
By S Bhimji

Opioids are a class of pain relieving drugs that include both illegal drugs like heroin and synthetic legal ones like codeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl and many others. The problem with opioids is that not are they addictive but they can quickly suppress respiration and lead to death.

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Dos and Don’ts of Importing Medications from Canada

Brief #141 – Health & Gender Policy
By S. Bhimji

There is no question that prescription medications are expensive in the US and each year the prices keep on going up. Some Americans visit Mexico to buy their prescription medications but the problem is that the quality of Mexican products is often not guaranteed.

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What Motivates Covid Conspiracy Believers? 

Brief #140 – Health & Gender Policy
By S Bhimji

As of Sept 2021, there are still close to 70 million adult Americans who have not been vaccinated against Covid. Despite all types of incentives, these folks have refused to get the shot. President Biden had signaled that he would have liked most of the country to be vaccinated by July 2021 but as of now, there are millions who adamantly refuse to be vaccinated. 

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Semaglutide: Is it The Panacea for Weight Loss?

Brief #139 – Health & Gender Policy
By S. Bhimji

There are over 70 million Americans who are considered obese and 99 million more who are said to be overweight. Today obesity has replaced smoking as public health enemy number one. Obesity has repercussions beyond just excess weight- it negatively affects almost every organ in the body and shortens the lifespan. 

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