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We Know We Have to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Now What?

By REBECCA FOGG In the run-up up to this month’s mid-term elections, health care appears to be just one of many burning political issues that will be influencing Americans’ votes. But delve into nearly any issue—the economy, the environment, immigration, civil rights, gun control—and you’ll find circumstances and events influencing human health, often resulting in… Read More »

Take a lot of sick days? Who you know and where you live might be partly to blame

New research led by Lijun Song, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, and graduate student Phillip Pettis suggests that knowing people in high and diverse positions may be good or bad for your health. The culprit? Economic inequality. Song studies the relationship between a person’s health and the socioeconomic status of their social contacts… Read More »