The Public's Health Archive: November, 2011

Running with Raven

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Ordinarily, public health is about public policies (e.g., smoke free ordinances), scientific discoveries (vaccines), and advancements in infrastructure... Read more

The Gingrich Who Stole Childhood

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Thank goodness for Newt Gingrich. The disgraced former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and Republican Presidential Candidate flavor-of-the-week... Read more

'I'll Have a Side of Salmonella with My Turkey, Please!'

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Thanksgiving is over, yesterday’s meal is mostly digested, and you are packing up turkey sandwiches for the trip to the mall for so-called... Read more

Guidance, Please: My Profits or Your Health?

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I must be a grown-up. It’s 12:30 A.M. and I’m reviewing my 401(K) retirement options, contemplating what life will be like when... Read more

Is Something Rotten in the State of Denmark?

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As far as I could tell from three days in beautiful Copenhagen, nothing—to paraphrase Shakespeare—is rotten in the state of Denmark... Read more

Darwin, Religion, and Public Health

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Last week, while on a trip to London and Copenhagen to present research on autism and ethics, I visited Westminster Abbey, one of the holiest... Read more

Thinking beyond Penn State . . . sexual abuse kills

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There has been a lot of talk about why those at Pennsylvania State University did not report suspicions of child sexual abuse to authorities... Read more

The H1N1 Flu Pandemic: What Went Right and Wrong?

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The H1N1 pandemic of 2009-10 may be fading from memory for most. But for the public health community, swine flu provided a critical case study... Read more