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SPH This Month
November 6, 2016
A November Note
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10.23 Politics and Public Health
10.16 On Knowledge and Values
10.09 Meeting the Challenge of Obesity
10.02 Athletics and Health
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Election Will Have Long-Term Consequences for ACA
[VIDEO] Changes to healthcare law, from expansion to repeal, largely depend on whether Republicans retain control of Senate.
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Weighing College Food Waste—and How to Fix It
[VIDEO] Student Thomas Vu worked with Campus Kitchens Project to turn excess cafeteria food into meals for food-insecure Bostonians.
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Detangling the Roots of Black Hair and Health
[VIDEO] Student Kirsten Minor illuminates chemical exposure risk for hairdressers and their clients.
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Professor Elected VP of International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
Richard Saitz began two-year term in July 2016.
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Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Not Effective in Reducing Infant Deaths in Africa
Results in Zambia raise questions about efforts to scale up use of chlorhexidine wash globally.
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Alcohol Policies Contribute to Suicide Prevention
Policies limiting liquor store density or imposing taxes on alcohol shown to have “protective effect” in reducing suicides.
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Safety-Net Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But Changes to Penalty Program Urged
Hospitals that serve large populations of poor patients bear largest share of penalties.
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"Nobody Has More Respect for Women Than I Do"
Donald Trump's "respect" claim throughout this election has belied both his misogyny and his lack of accountability.
by Emily F. Rothman
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"The US Health System Has Never Served All Americans"
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton detailed 2,500-year history of health disparities in Western medicine.
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"We Cannot Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good"
[VIDEO] At Dean's Seminar, panel of experts discussed future of healthcare reform in context of upcoming election.
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"Public Health Emerged Out of Crisis"
[VIDEO] At Public Health Forum, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Dean of Practice Joshua Sharfstein discussed tools to take on public health's new challenges.
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"Direct Prejudice Is Not the Issue"
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Lydia Villa-Komaroff discussed equality and equal opportunity in STEM fields.
New York Times
After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of ‘The Darkness’ — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
What Corporate Wellness Programs Get Wrong About Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
CBS News
How a Man’s Sleep Habits May Affect His Fertility— quotes Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Paper Reveals Soda’s Controversial Relationship with Health Groups — mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Why U.S. Women Still Die During Childbirth — references study co-authored by Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences, and Howard Cabral, professor of biostatistics.
Boston Globe
Massachusetts Mobilizes to Help Haitian Relief — quotes alumnus Conor Shapiro.
Public Health Forum—The Good Life: Working Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-Being
Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
40th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, The State Room, 60 State Street.
Dean's Symposium—How Does Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Thursday, December 1, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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