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Rates of Anxiety and Depression are High among Young Adults during COVID-19

Xiaoyan Zhang
The brief shows much lower rates of self-reported anxiety among Non-Hispanic Blacks than among other racial/ethnic groups but no significant racial/ethnic differences in self-reported depression.
May 11, 2021

Motorcycle Fatality Rates Due to Head Injuries are Lower in States with Helmet Laws

Mary E. Helander

Motorcycle helmet laws reduce fatalities, serious cognitive disabilities, and social costs.

May 4, 2021

Lyme Disease in the U.S.: Where is Risk Highest?

Mary E. Helander

This data slice describes the geographic distribution of Lyme disease in the U.S. from 2009-2018 and summarizes prevention strategies.

April 28, 2021

Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Among Adults with Intellectual Disability

Erin Bisesti

This research brief examines whether birth cohort trends (from the early-1900s to late-1990s) in educational attainment among adults with intellectual disability differed among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics.

April 20, 2021

Adults with Income Loss During COVID-19 Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression

Xiaoyan Zhang

This data slice uses data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey to compare rates of anxiety and depressive symptoms between U.S. adults with versus without employment income loss since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March 2020.

April 6, 2021

How Do Emergency Medical Service Workers Cope with Daily Stressors?

Bryce Hruska , Marley S. Barduhn

This brief summarizes the results of a study that surveyed EMS workers in Syracuse, NY to better understand how their mental health symptoms relate to daily occupational stressors.

March 30, 2021

Family Ties Protect against Opioid Misuse among U.S. Young Adults

Alexander Chapman, Ashton M. Verdery, Shannon M. Monnat
March 24, 2021

Reflecting on the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003

Mary E. Helander

New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003 (CAA03) and similar state laws are credited with curtailing several smoking-related diseases and deaths in the U.S. 

March 23, 2021

Introducing the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age-at-Death Data Tracker

Scott D. Landes, Nader Mehri, Janet M. Wilmoth

This data slice introduces a new data tracking tool that shows age-at-death trends for adults with intellectual disability, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other rare developmental disabilities, as well as those without IDD.

March 16, 2021

New York State’s Counties Have Different Trends in Population Aging

Nader Mehri

The percentage of the population age 60+ is growing faster in NY than in the U.S. overall.

March 9, 2021

Uncertainty Leads to Less Accuracy on Death Certificates for Adults with Intellectual Disability

Erin Bisesti, Scott D. Landes

This research brief examines whether uncertainty surrounding the death is associated with the inaccurate reporting of intellectual disability as the underlying cause of death.

March 4, 2021

Stroke: Identifying Symptoms and Acting Fast to Save Lives and Prevent Permanent Disabilities

Mary E. Helander, Bernard Appiah, Miriam Mutambudzi

This issue brief describes stroke symptoms and prevention guidelines, summarizes the information 9-1-1 callers should be prepared to provide when someone is having a stroke, and discusses the importance of acting quickly to save lives and long-term damage.

March 2, 2021

The Public Good, Bad Policies, and Tough Times: When Profit and Public Interests Collide

Austin McNeill Brown, Shannon M. Monnat

This issue brief describes how privatization of public goods undermines public health, damages public trust, and erodes democracy and provides suggestions for how we can rethink policies to value people over profits instead of valuing profits over people.

February 23, 2021

Oral Health Is Important, but How Important?

Alexander G. Dengel

This issue brief describes the short- and long-term effects of a poor dental health routine and the simple steps necessary to maintain a healthy smile.

February 22, 2021

Unmet Needs Associated with Increased Stress and Poor Physical and Mental Health in Early Adulthood

Colleen Heflin, Katie Green, Ying Huang, Asiya Validova

This research brief examines how different types of material hardship (difficulty paying for food, bills, and health care) are associated with self-rated health, depression, sleep problems, and suicidal thoughts among U.S. young adults (ages 24-32).

February 18, 2021

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Develop Increased Income Rural PA Families Youth Obesity Remained High

Molly A. Martin

 A new study finds that despite increased income due to Marcellus Shale, childhood obesity in rural PA remain unchanged.

February 16, 2021

Area Agencies on Aging Provide Crucial Support for Older New Yorkers During COVID-19

Claire Pendergrast

This research brief discusses how Area Agencies on Aging are providing crucial support for older NewYorkers during COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Wastewater Testing Shows Pharmaceutical & Illicit Drug Use Higher in Places COVID is More Prevalent

Kerrie Marshall , Arik Palileo, Eric Schiff, Teng Zeng

Wastewater testing shows that pharmaceutical and illicit drug use are higher in places were COVID-19 is more prevalent.

January 28, 2021

Expanding Public Insurance Eligibility Increases Substance Use Treatment Provider Acceptance of

Sarah Hamersma , Johanna Catherine Maclean

Expanding eligibility thresholds for Medicaid and CHIP leads to increased access to and use of substance use treatment among adolescents.

January 27, 2021

Anxious Times and Anxiety Drugs

Noah Atlas, Austin McNeill Brown

Experts worry that inconsistent access to physicians as a result of stay-at-home orders will lead dependent patients to seek counterfeit or street drugs if their prescriptions lapse.

January 26, 2021

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