The Public's Health Archive: March, 2013

The public health of fishing vessel winches. (Seriously!)

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This small story from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the federal government's weekly compilation of case studies and... Read more

The potential of parks (with programs)

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What gets people out and exercising in the park? Is it the characteristics of the community that surrounds the park, such as the presence or... Read more

Wavering on early education could ruin our future

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In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama emphasized the need to give our kids a chance by making high quality-preschool available... Read more

Could immigration reform improve our health?

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During his State of the Union address last month, President Obama challenged the assembled lawmakers to tackle comprehensive immigration reform... Read more

Bloomberg’s big-soda ban is still effective!

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I am of two minds on the court decision Monday striking down the New York City Board of Health’s ban on the sale of sugary drinks over... Read more

Revisiting the rights of children

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By Jonathan Purtle What does the United States have in common with South Sudan and Somalia? Not much, except for being the only other United... Read more

My best friend, Joanie, died of colon cancer

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Joanie was under 50 — too young for the recommended screening — and by the time she showed symptoms it was too late. Today, instead... Read more

Mediterranean Diet, without the hype

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By Michael Yudell Results of an important study out of Spain published last week in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine suggests... Read more