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The Health Policy Connection features the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health, sharing their views on various health policy-related topics relevant to the current times.

Please note that the views and opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Loma Linda University Health or the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

children looking at cell phone

Cyberbullying, Mental health, Teenagers, Suicide, Texting, Bullying

Cyberbullying, a Growing Public Health Concern

<p>Bullying is a public health epidemic that affects millions of children. What should be done to address it?</p>
two young children on cell phones

Mental health, addiction, social media, depression, anxiety, connection

Social Media: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

<p style="margin-left:.25in;">Social media can be a useful tool for connecting to the outer world but there are pervasiv
older person in bed - view of hands and bedding.

End of Life Option Act, Physician Assisted Dying, and Terminally Ill Patients

Is this the end of the “End of Life Option Act”?

<p>Riverside County Superior Court recently overturned a state law that gives terminally-ill individual an option to end
box of cigarettes

FDA, nicotine, cigarettes, addiction

A Nicotine Reduction Strategy

<p>The FDA is considering reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes. How did we get to this point &amp; what may go wr