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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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E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: Debates on Safety Still Continue

By On January 5, 2016

Early in December there was a published article in Environmental Health Perspectives, bringing attention to concerns about the, “flavoring chemical called diacetyl that has been shown to be associated with a disease… Read More

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Foodborne Illness

Technology Changing the Way We Report, Find Out About, and Track Foodborne Illness

By On October 2, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “estimates that foodborne illness sickens about 48 million people in the U.S. each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.”… Read More

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Exercise

Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking

By On September 14, 2015

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, recently launched a campaign targeting the importance of walking: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.… Read More

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Feminine Hygiene Products

Spreading Awareness about Menstruation—The Actions that Really Make the Difference

By On August 24, 2015

On August 7, Kiran Gandhi ran the 26.2 mile London Marathon sans a tampon or other feminine hygiene products in order to, “raise awareness about women who don’t have access to feminine… Read More

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Jobs & Employment

Four Lessons Learned after Six Months on the Job Search

By On August 7, 2015

I have had umpteen phone interviews, participated in numerous in-person interviews, and sent many a thank you letter. I am often asked how do I find good opportunities, what do I do… 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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Health Disparities

Where You Live Shouldn’t Determine Your Quality of Health

By On June 12, 2015

One topic that has always captured my attention and my heart is health care disparities. I was introduced to the topic while working on news feeds for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.… Read More

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Anti-Texting and Driving

Anti-Texting and Driving Initiative: Using Social Media to Advance Awareness

By On May 20, 2015

Statistics from the Department of Transportation confirm that as many as 6,000 deaths a year are attributable to texting and driving. … Read More