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Vaccine consent

Op/ed: Beyond Vaccine Hesitancy

It’s Time to Shift the Focus to Ensuring Vaccine Access, Building Trust, Public Health Scholars Say

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Expert: Clear Communication on Vaccine Approvals, Safety, Efficiency Needed Now

Government Agency, Health Care Workers, Media Action Urged to Battle Mistrust

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Report: Pandemic Exposes Educational Equity Challenges

Public Health Researchers’ Study of Montgomery County Schools Finds Underserved Black, Latino Children Fell Between Cracks

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Vectors of Misinformation

Amid Pandemic’s Confusion, Research Finds Tweets from Both Pro- and Anti-Vaccine Accounts Can Mislead—Although Not Equally

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A mom helps daughter deal with stress. UMD’s Department of Family Science in the School of Public Health is partnering with the Prince George’s County Health Department to provide families with guidelines on dealing with stress and handling changing family dynamics during the pandemic.

Standing Up to Stay-at-Home Stress

Family Science Researchers Offer Tips for Riding Out the Virus

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St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty Oct. 1918 Influenza epidemic

Social Distancing, the Sequel

How the COVID-19 Outbreak Echoes—and Diverges From—the 1918 Flu Pandemic

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Keeping It Together

Free Program Gives Couples a Boost in Love and Money Management

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Study: Abortion Does Not Increase Risk of Attempting Suicide

UMD-led Research is First to Compare Women’s Risk Before and After Procedure

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Inequity at Birth

Public Health Study Seeks to Inform Efforts to Reduce Racial Gap in Premature Babies

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Aileen Cole, army nurse

A Start to Healing

One hundred years ago, the flu pandemic had an unexpected side effect: a civil rights breakthrough for black nurses. In a new book, a UMD professor will tell their stories.

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As Home Remedies Rise, So Does Distrust of Flu Vaccine

Public Health Researchers Explore Racial Disparities, Similarities in Vaccination Rates

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A Faltering Shield Against Disease

Vaccine Expert Says Policy Changes Needed to Maintain Barriers Against Measles, Other Illnesses

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