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Climate Change, Food and Health: Taking Action to Address Root Causes

September 10, 2014 | By

The “good” news is that three of the world’s most serious threats —human-induced climate change, accelerating epidemics of chronic diseases, and growing food insecurity — have common causes and therefore potentially common solutions. The 2014 Climate Summit at the United Nations later this month provides an opportunity for scientists, government …

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Back to School Books on Corporations and Health

August 6, 2014 | By

For those who make a living teaching about health, August means getting ready for returning to the classroom and introducing new students to what we think is important. A basic premise of Corporations and Health Watch is that every health professional should understand something about the ways corporations influence health …

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Source: USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans , 2010

Time to Talk on Added Sugar Policy

July 8, 2014 | By

  Late last month, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority by adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”. The majority opinion concluded that in choosing this policy goal, the Board of Health “without any …

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Guns by the Numbers

May 14, 2014 | By

As the United States continues to grapple with developing sensible gun policies, a few numbers illustrate the magnitude of the problems our nation faces. Total Incidents of Gun Violence in United States since January 1, 2014 14,899 Total deaths 3,842 Total injuries 6,539 Total gun deaths between Newtown shooting and …

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