The Role of Advocacy in Primary Care

March 16th, 2023

By: Nate Plating


Primary care physicians are uniquely positioned to go beyond the immediate needs of their patients. Everything from[...]

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Air Pollution Is the New Radiation. It is Time to Act Like It.

March 9th, 2023

By: Jacob M. Hands, William M. Rienas, Brij Kathuria, SeungEun (Blaire) Lee, Renxi Li


By Jacob M. Hands, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWSMHS) student; William M.[...]

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Our Right to Basic Public Health Amenities

December 16th, 2022

By: Omega and Brenda Wilson


I was born and raised in Mebane—a small town in North Carolina that is now primarily white with a large percentage of[...]

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Inspire: Helping Families with Asthma Catch Their Breath

June 16th, 2022

By: Jacob Bjork, BA, Luca Bertozzi, BA, Puja Sasankan, BS, Milan Abbi, BSPH, and Anna Hu, BS


“I did whatever I needed to for my child to get the proper services… you are the professionals, but I’m the mom.”

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Air Quality in Southwest Detroit: A Public Health Crisis

April 19th, 2022

By: Alexander Restum


Southwest Detroit is currently battling some of the worst air pollution in the country. In this area, where senior[...]

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Climate Health Now

April 1st, 2021

By: Amanda Millstein, MD


Injury and drowning from worsening storm surges and flooding. Smoke inhalation and burns from wildfires. More severe[...]

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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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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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In the US West Scorched by Wildfires, We Can Barely Breathe. It’s Going to Get Worse.

October 15th, 2020

By: Kristina Dahl, PhD


In California, we’ve counted ourselves among the lucky this past week if the worst we’ve had to cope with is a thick[...]

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African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

October 7th, 2020

By: Adrienne L. Hollis, PhD, JD


Climate change is a threat multiplier. This is a fact I know to be true. I also know that our most vulnerable[...]

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