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In Memoriam: Remembering David Jones

Sayeh Nikpay, Sarah Gollust and Dori Cross remember David Jones, a Boston University School of Public Health professor who died tragically on September 11, 2021.

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Which Comes First: Economic Decline or Hospital Closure?

Maria Polyakova looks at research showing that rural hospital closures may not have as dire economic impacts on their communities as often believed.

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Employers Grapple With Fear, Uncertainty and Vaccine Mandates

A preschool owner wrestles with whether to require vaccines, and a researcher shares tips on how to make a mandate work.

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Finally, A Randomized Trial of Mask Wearing

Paul Shafer on the results of a massive randomized trial of masks’ impact on the spread of COVID-19.

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The Next Big Challenge to Abortion Rights

A new Texas law and an upcoming Supreme Court case could drastically alter abortion access in America.

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Docs Don’t Want to Fight With Medicaid to Get Paid

Hannah Neprash on new research showing the impact of insurance claim denials on doctors’ willingness to see Medicaid patients.

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‘Schools Brace for Pandemic-Fueled Mental Health Needs’ Transcript

‘Schools Brace For Pandemic-Fueled Mental Health Needs’ Transcript September 2, 2021 Note:┬áThis transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple Podcasts…

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Schools Brace for Pandemic-Fueled Mental Health Needs

As kids return to the classroom, schools are spending billions in new federal aid to address students’ growing mental health needs.

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What Happens When Price Transparency Meets Childbirth?

Jamie Daw looks at new research showing the uptake of a hospital price transparency tool for childbirth and its associations with cost of care.

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Private Equity’s Impact on Nursing Home Quality

Rachel Werner on new research exploring how nursing homes with private equity investment compared to other nursing homes on cost, outcomes and staffing.

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