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Transgender Day of Remembrance

CW: Anti-Trans Violence, Homicide mention Yesterday, November 20th, marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors the memory of those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender prejudice. Recognized annually on November 20th, TDOR was initially started in 1999 as a vigil to honor the life of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed…

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Research Spotlight: Dr. Noel Brewer

Last week, Upstream Writers were joined by Noel Brewer, PhD, professor of Health Behavior in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and affiliated scholar with UNC’s Interdisciplinary Health Communication program. Dr. Brewer gave an interesting and informative talk about his recent tobacco research involving the effect of cigarette pack messages. His findings showed that pictorial…

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Health Policy

Health Disparity and Health Difference

The difference between health disparities and health differences lies in inequity and injustice. We might see differences in mobility between elderly individuals and teenagers as a normal difference in age, not related to ageism, though certainly elderly individuals face issues of ageism. However, differences in mortality rates between people of different social classes can be…

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A Blueprint to “Win” the War on Drugs

What can the United States learn from Portugal about the war on drugs? A Guest Post by Becca Fritton. On October 26, 2017, Trump declared the opioid crisis a National Public Health Emergency. As Andrew Bradford discussed in his October 27 post, while a first step, this announcement does not immediately open up additional funding for…

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