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Pandas, pandemics, and public health: A fond farewell to the O’Neill Institute

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Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a young law student. She felt lost and alone, realizing that she didn’t want to practice at Big Soulless Law Firm, Inc, but unsure about what else to do. She did enjoy her course in public health, however, and wondered if there might be a […]

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Public health in the digital era part 2: the top 8 digital tools for health researchers

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Sometimes I fantasize about research before the Internet. I would’ve walked to the library to find cases in physical copies of the law reports, and read books made out of actual trees. Sure, it would’ve been slow and time consuming, but perhaps more manageable than the constant onslaught of facts and figures bombarding today’s researchers. […]

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Public health in the digital era part 1: the top 10 health blogs you should be reading

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The internet is a double-edged sword.  We have access to a world of information, but we’re overwhelmed by news reports, policy developments, and new scientific research.  Reading high-quality blogs is one way of staying on top of recent issues in public health. Here I present ten of the best health blogs, drawn from recommendations from […]

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How low can we go? Six steps for an effective national salt reduction program

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  Hypertension affects one-third of American adults; around 67 million people. High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke – the first and fourth most common causes of death in the US. Hypertension is not the inevitable by-product of aging; ‘chronic sodium intoxication’ is a significant contributor, i.e. the large […]

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The use of law as an instrument in prevention: A short report from the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

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  Today I attended the first day of the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The Summit brings together policymakers, stakeholders and interest groups involved in chronic disease prevention, with the aim of developing a set of recommendations for policy action to reduce the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. This […]

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