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Public Health

2016 Olympics in Rio—Watching for the Sports, and the Health Reports

By On August 5, 2016

This year, Zika has garnered the most attention related to public health concerns surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.… Read More

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Crisis Communication

World Health Day—Taking a Look at the Zika Threat

By On April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7 is recognized as World Health Day by the World Health Organization (WHO).… Read More

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Antibiotic Resistance

Is Misinformation Helping to Spur Antibiotic Resistance?

By On January 12, 2016

In the United State alone, there are 2 million antibiotic resistant infections that cause 23,000 deaths each year.… Read More

National Preparedness Month

Take Action to Get Your Family Ready During National Preparedness Month

By On September 8, 2015

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Many national agencies encourage families to develop and implement a plan in case of an emergency. … Read More

Vaccines

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Results in Vaccine Bill in California

By On July 10, 2015

During the first week of January 2015, California went on high alert when seven cases of measles in California and two in Utah were traced back to a common factor: a visit… Read More

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Poison Prevention

Prevent Poisonings in the Home with These Safety Tips

By On July 8, 2015

Poison Control Centers in the United States receive millions of calls every year from family members or individuals who have sustained a potential poisoning. Potential poisonings in young children will account for… Read More

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Dad Bod

So What Is a “Dad Bod”?

By On June 22, 2015

Men who are fathers and are between the ages of 18 and 45 are 10 pounds heavier and have two inches extra fat around the waist when compared with their male counterparts… Read More

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Food Allergies

Take the Bite Out of Food Allergies during Allergy Awareness Month

By On May 4, 2015

Eating with caution is a way of life for nearly 15 million Americans with food allergies. This month marks Food Allergy Action Month, and May 10–16 is Food Allergy Awareness Week.… Read More

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Ebola

A Knowledge Network to Combat Ebola

By On November 20, 2014

As health workers in affected West African countries continue to combat new cases of the Ebola virus, a global network of health care providers and policy makers has come together to fight… Read More

Obesity
Childhood Obesity

#Childhoodobesity: Could Social Media Help Address an Important Public Health Issue?

By On August 13, 2014

Earlier this month, I wrote about how difficult it is for parents and doctors to discuss the topic of obesity with children and adolescents. The fact that this conversation should be taking… Read More