The Original Pandemic: Commercial Tobacco

March 31st, 2021

By: Lauren Kemmeter


All mentions of tobacco in this article refer to commercial tobacco and nicotine products and not sacred and[...]

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Winds of Change: Communicating the Biden Administration’s Immigration Policies Can Help Combat the Pandemic

March 30th, 2021

By: Randy Capps, PhD


With rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths falling dramatically from peaks in January, the United[...]

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A Worsening Crisis: Obstetric Care in Rural America

March 25th, 2021

By: John Cullen, MD


Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision[...]

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Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Equity

March 18th, 2021

By: Jennifer Lorvick, DrPH, Jordana Hemberg, MPH and Megan Comfort, PhD


As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the United States, there is an urgent need to increase vaccination rates[...]

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All Essential Workers Deserve a Path to Citizenship

March 17th, 2021

By: Eva Millona, JD, MA


Recently, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) was a proud sponsor of the New England[...]

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Fragmented Medical Advice & Misinformation Hurt Public Health

March 16th, 2021

By: Zainab Saadi, MD


Driving through Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic often feels like going from one California to another…[...]

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The Value of Primary Care Doctors in an Equitable Vaccine Rollout

March 12th, 2021

By: Ann M. Nguyen, PhD, MPH


Dr. Nguyen, a primary care physician in Orange County, California, received a phone call Wednesday morning from his[...]

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The Unique Implications of Diversifying Dietetics

March 10th, 2021

By: Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN


The first time I met a Black dietitian was the first day of my dietetics internship. After four years of undergraduate[...]

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How Many More Children Must Be Hurt by Pollution?

March 3rd, 2021

By: John I. (Hans) Gilderbloom, PhD, Isaiah Kingsberry and Gregory D. Squires, PhD


A nine-year-old girl in London died from an asthma attack in 2013, and she is the first person in the world to have “[...]

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