The Public's Health Archive: August, 2013

Civil Rights movement's often-overlooked impact on health care

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, remembered primarily for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream”... Read more

Werner Herzog makes texting and driving up front and personal

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As we discussed in a post last summer, texting while driving is illegal and unsafe—and most people know it but still do it. We concluded... Read more

‘Orange is the New Black’ says a lot of what we need to hear about prison

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Have you seen Netflix’s new critically acclaimed series Orange is the New Black? If you haven’t, you should. The series, based... Read more

Booze / Local / Dollars / Billions / Pockets / YOURS /

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Two years ago, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine published results of a study that estimated how much money excessive alcohol consumption... Read more

New (questionable) claims for a cause of autism

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Every so often a science news story comes along proclaiming that we are on the cusp of a revolutionary new understanding of autism spectrum... Read more