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Fall 2022 edition: how SPH is addressing climate change

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Many public health professionals point to climate change as one of the largest public health threats of our times. How do we prepare communities to address this crisis in a way that advances environmental justice? Members of our community weigh in.

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Linking body size and prostate cancer risks

New research from SPH's Vincent Freeman is exploring how men with elevated body mass indexes may be at heightened risk for prostate cancer and earlier metastases of tumors.

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Studies confirm sugar-sweetened beverage tax effects

Research co-led by SPH's Lisa Powell found sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are effective at reducing consumption and outweigh any negative effects of cross-border shopping.

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Understanding adolescents' mindsets post-Dobbs

The Dobbs Supreme Court decision affects everyone in the United States, but the voices of adolescents are rarely weighed in the abortion debate. SPH researcher Julie Maslowsky is aiming to do just that in two new research projects.

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MINER Center tracks black lung disease surge

SPH's Kirsten Almberg is one of the center researchers examining the effects of coal miner exposure to silica dust as a cause of recent increases in cases of black lung disease.

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