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A difference-in-differences analysis of health, safety, and greening vacant urban space.
TLDR
A decade-long difference-in-differences analysis of the impact of a vacant lot greening program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, showed that vacantlot greening was associated with consistent reductions in gun assaults across all 4 sections of the city and with residents' reporting less stress and more exercise in select sections.
Access to trauma centers in the United States.
TLDR
Selecting trauma centers based on geographic need, appropriately locating medical helicopter bases, and establishing formal agreements for sharing trauma care resources across states should be considered to improve access to trauma care in the United States.
Urban Green Space and Its Impact on Human Health
TLDR
A systematic review of published literature found consistent negative association between urban green space exposure and mortality, heart rate, and violence, and positive association with attention, mood, and physical activity in urban settings.
Helmet laws and motorcycle rider death rates.
Citywide cluster randomized trial to restore blighted vacant land and its effects on violence, crime, and fear
TLDR
Standardized processes for the restoration of vacant urban land were experimentally tested on a citywide scale and found to significantly reduce gun violence, crime, and fear in urban neighborhoods.
More Than Just An Eyesore: Local Insights And Solutions on Vacant Land And Urban Health
TLDR
In order for community-based solutions to vacant land to be accepted by target populations, community members should be engaged in identifying local health impacts and generating solutions, and municipalities should ensure that the health and safety impact of vacant land helps drive policy decisions around vacant land.
"Sleep disparity" in the population: poor sleep quality is strongly associated with poverty and ethnicity
TLDR
A "sleep disparity" exists in the study population: poor sleep quality is strongly associated with poverty and race, suggesting a differential vulnerability to these factors in poor relative to non-poor individuals in the context of sleep quality.
Greening vacant lots to reduce violent crime: a randomised controlled trial
TLDR
In this study, greening was associated with reductions in certain gun crimes and improvements in residents' perceptions of safety.
The King-Devick test as a determinant of head trauma and concussion in boxers and MMA fighters
TLDR
The K-D test is an accurate and reliable method for identifying athletes with head trauma, and is a strong candidate rapid sideline screening test for concussion in a cohort of boxers and mixed martial arts fighters.
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