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Two of the country's leading researchers and a top reporter on gun violence in the U.S. discuss how to cover the epidemic of violence as an urgent and overlooked public health problem.
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Not your average public service announcement: A county in Washington state successfully used monthly surveys, data and community engagement to change perceptions and lower alcohol use among teens.
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Johnson County’s high income and education levels are typically associated with health-promoting activities like exercise, preventive care and nutritious diets. But alcohol abuse is another aspect of life in the county, often tucked away from view.

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My early exposure to drinking alcohol is probably familiar to many Korean Americans, who, starting at a young age, often witness how much alcohol is valued, celebrated and considered a key part of socializing and enjoyment with friends and family.

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Jodi Mahle, who lives on the streets of Anchorage, Alaska, woke up one afternoon in November to find her boyfriend dead beside her. Other homeless watched as she pressed on his chest, she said, frantic to jumpstart his pulse outside a Midtown liquor store....

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Homeless Alaskans are being found dead on the street with alarming regularity. During a one-year period beginning in spring 2009, so many bodies appeared that some residents in the state's largest city that spread rumors of a serial killer. What's being done to assuage their plight?

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The binge drinking rate of Korean Americans is the highest among all Asian Americans, according to a study. What are the reasons?

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Always keep this in mind: Pills, devices and surgeries are often not the best option for most people.

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If black kids are seeing more alcohol ads than their counterparts, is it any wonder that alcohol is their drug of choice?

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How trauma, alcohol and the chaos they produce undercut Native American health.

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