The Public's Health Archive: October, 2011

Things That Go Bump in the Public Health Night

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Tonight kids will don various costumes to masquerade door to door, stuffing their jack-o-lanterns with sugary delights, chocolate bars, and... Read more

The Limits of Magical Thinking

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Probably the most-written sentence (or some variation of it) around the globe these last few weeks is: “Steve Jobs changed our world... Read more

Is Kanye West a Menace to Public Health?

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Sir Elton John thinks Kanye West is a musical genius. President Obama thinks he’s a “jackass.” I think the superstar rapper... Read more

Big League Chew

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The “Baseball Gods” are conspiring. No, I'm not talking about the Phillies’ failure to make it beyond the league division... Read more

Sugar(House) is Bad for Our Health

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Sunday marks an anniversary – 13 months – of the SugarHouse Casino opening. And that seems a fitting time to discuss gambling since... Read more

Public Health Time Machine

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I graduated from Roslyn High School on Long Island, N.Y. (pronounced LonGGG-Ghi-Land, if you’re from there) in 1986. My hair was big... Read more

Exploring Another Approach: 'Positive Health'

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“Health is a state of complete positive physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” --... Read more

Hate is Not a Public Health Value

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Among the smorgasbord of rubbish proffered by Bryan Fischer at last week’s Value Voters Summit was his hope of hopes that the next president... Read more