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Poverty Health

This Is The Single Biggest Threat To Health And Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

As the World Economic Forum opens this year's session in Davos, Switzerland -- bringing together world leaders to discuss the state of the global econ...

The Health Condition That Disproportionately Affects The Poor

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

People who are poor have a greater risk of health problems, and a new report from Gallup and Healthways shows that depression, in particular, dispropo...

Why Sleep Disorders Disproportionately Affect The Poor

Susan Redline, M.D., MPH | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Redline, M.D., MPH

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIndividuals from disadvantaged neighborhoods and racial/ethnic minorities are at increased risk for sleep disorders due to a variety of environmental exposures, occupational and psychosocial conditions, and possibly genetic factors.

Why Do Low-Income People Smoke More and Drink More Soda, but Drink Less Alcohol?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

A soda tax would fall more heavily on low-income Americans, for whom a few cents have greater impact. It is one (still) affordable pleasure.

How Do We Alleviate Poverty If We Can't Even Define It?

Peg Chemberlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peg Chemberlin

As costs rise in nearly every aspect of life, low-income people are forced to bear an increasingly heavy yoke. And as long as our systems for determining who should receive aid are based on outdated models, these people have no hope for relief.