The Duplex by Glenn McCoy (GoComics.com) Have you ever wondered what that fast food burger was really made of? Or whether the nuggets your kids crave are really chicken? Do you prefer restaurants that are committed to … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged antibiotic resistance, nutrition | Comments Off on What’s In That Chicken Nugget?
Aside from a short list of chronic metabolic illnesses and medications, the reason why people weigh more than they should is simple: We eat more calories than we burn. (The reverse is true for people who are underweight.) Last week we … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged childhood obesity, nutrition, obesity | Comments Off on Malnutrition From Fast Food
Do astronauts need to get flu shots too? Marina Koren knows one who does: Wait, why does someone need a flu shot in space? Astronauts can indeed get sick in space, but that’s not why Scott Kelly got the seasonal … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged influenza, influenza vaccine, prevention | Comments Off on “Your Turn”
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Rising China from Drew Geraci on Vimeo: Our first trip to China was an eye opener. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all new to us. We traveled more than 10,000 miles to end up in the remote city of … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged Cool Video of the Week | Comments Off on Cool Video Of The Week
Yesterday, I was privileged to speak to White House officials in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the EPA’s proposal to improve the standard for ground-level ozone. The invitation for this opportunity … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged environmental health, prevention, public health, public policy | 4 Comments
No one can argue that diseases like malaria and HIV are scourges; combined, they kill approximately 2.8 million people on this planet every year. If only we could see air pollution, which causes even more premature deaths, in the same … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged environmental health, prevention, public health, public policy | Comments Off on The Case For 60 PPB
Here’s a quick look at two studies which highlight the value of children playing outside. The first study concludes what really should be obvious: Children between the ages of 3-5 with no access to outdoor play areas, parks, or gardens … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged childhood obesity, fitness, obesity | Comments Off on Go Outside And Play! ← Older posts