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Transgender inmate's lawsuit questions prison care

In an article about a lawsuit brought against prison officials and doctors by a transgender inmate, Josiah Rich, professor of medicine at Brown University and co-director for the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, comments that doctors who treat prisoners should follow the same standard of care as those who treat people from the general public.

(Distributed January 13, 2015)

Birth control shot could increase HIV risk

A new study finds that the injectable form of hormonal contraception may increase women's risk of becoming infected with HIV. Published alongside the study is a commentary co-authored by Abigail Harrison, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, praising the study for adding "an important element to the longstanding debates" about the link between HIV and injectable contraception.

(Distributed January 12, 2015)

Why so many RI elderly are in nursing homes?

Kali Thomas, assistant professor of health services, policy and practice at the Brown University School of Public Health, offers commentary on ways Rhode Island can reduce its far-above-average Medicaid spending on elderly residents.

(Distributed December 10, 2014)

AIDS crusader Amy Nunn takes her case to the state house

The number continues to rise among men who have sex with men. Rhode Island Public Health Institute director Dr Amy Nunn said part of the reason for that increase is that so many of the people who are newly infected are meeting their partners online. "What the internet and mobile phone apps have done is really expedite the process in which people can meet partners. And a lot of those are often for anonymous sexual encounters," said Nunn. 

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(Distributed December 3, 2014)
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