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Misuse of Science Leads to Tragedies at the Border

May 7, 2021

Drs. Farzana Kapadia and Diana Silver discuss how the misuse of dental radiographs could lead to unethical deportation.
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A Reflection on Homelessness

May 7, 2021

Seeing connections between sidewalk tents in DC and the Academy Award-winning film Nomadland Julia Cartwright considers the ramifications of homelessness on the health and well-being of homeless peopl...
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The Crisis Within the Pandemic

April 30, 2021

The cascading effects of COVID-19 are seen throughout many areas of public health including an increase in fatal drug overdoses. Fortunately, it has also spurred innovative changes in drug treatment.
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Looking Back and Ahead on Earth Day 2021

April 23, 2021

 

I was a medical student on the first Earth Day in 1970, chairing a symposium at the University of Minnesota on protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. President Jimmy Carter signed a law

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Hurricanes, COVID-19 and the Power of Collective Action

April 16, 2021

Dr. David Abramson shows us the power of a community in safeguarding the health and well-being of its residents as another hurricane season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on.
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Green Roads to Environmental Justice

April 9, 2021

After deeming climate change and environmental equity a top priority, MPH students co-founded the Climate Change Task Force to create mitigation strategies to the negative health impacts.
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Gun Violence: We Must Act

April 2, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has distracted us from public health crises ranging from racial violence to homelessness. Mass shootings, meanwhile, have continued their own terrible, steady drumbeat.
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Changes to Social Distancing Guidelines in Schools

March 26, 2021

Are we ready to get a little closer? Drs. Danielle Ompad and Holly Hagan discuss the revised guidelines for 3ft social distancing in classrooms and the potentially weak evidence that supports it.
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Minding the Gap in Health Care and Communicative Tech

March 25, 2021

As our lives are moving online, communicative technology has gained popularity, but the newest technology still has benefits and drawbacks when it comes to access for Black and Latino neighborhoods.
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New Screening Guidelines for the Leading Cause of Cancer Death

March 12, 2021

Dean Cheryl Healton discusses the new screening guidelines that have proven effective in detecting early lung cancers.
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