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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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General Motors Quick Guide to Crisis Management

April 8, 2014 | By

Nearly fifty years ago, shortly after Ralph Nader’s 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed charged that General Motors knowingly distributed Chevrolet Corvairs despite design defects, GM  CEO James Roche  hired former FBI agent  Vincent Gillen to investigate Nader  to, in Gillen’s words “ determine what makes him tick,” examining  “his …

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Profit Above Safety

April 2, 2014 | By

Weak regulations and enforcement let General Motors and other carmakers kill people again and again. cross-posted from Slate.com   A design problem in a General Motors car contributes to dozens of automobile crashes and numerous deaths. Charging that the company failed to correct a known defect, lawyers file more than …

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