Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace

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New climate-inequality tool quantifies how quickly the weather will veer beyond normal in different regions

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Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including our Adnan Hyder

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Our Gail Javitt, with Robert E. Wanerman, writes, “A national coverage decision (NCD) published on March 16, 2018 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focuses attention on foundational challenges to integrating genomics into clinical medicine”

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Beyond medical costs, a trip to the hospital can mean a permanent reduction in income for many Americans, new research shows

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Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters

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When my mother was in her final months, suffering from a heart failure and other problems, she called me to her bedside with a pained expression. She took my hand and asked plaintively, “How do I get out of this mess?”

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The Editors of Nature write: Tracking societal impacts encourages academics to pursue them

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