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Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, demonstrates Oct. 21 to health care professionals in at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the E

The piece that's missing from new CDC guidelines

Oct 21, 2014
Having protective gear is part of the solution, but so is an educated workforce.
Posted In: Ebola, CDC, public health

Why there is no Ebola vaccine

Oct 1, 2014
The simple reality is that drug manufacturers want to make money.
Posted In: Ebola, pharmaceuticals, public health
Fist-bump

Goodbye, handshake. Hello, fist bump!

Sep 11, 2014
Forget sneezing into your elbow.
Posted In: handshake, public health, greetings

Twitter bot helps Chicago find dirty restaurants

Aug 28, 2014
Most food poisoning isn't reported, so health officials are turning to the web.
Posted In: public health, Twitter, Chicago, restaurants
Doctors in Guinea

Tracking Ebola through online data

Aug 12, 2014
How an online data collection program has changed the way we track disease.
Posted In: Ebola, public health, big data

Does Bloomberg's stair advocacy make business sense?

Jul 30, 2013
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, public health

What's the right price for legal pot?

Jun 24, 2013
Washington State tries to balance public health, tax revenues and driving the black market out of business as it licenses retailers to sell recreational marijuana.
Posted In: marijuana, public health, pot

Could apartments become the next no-smoking zone?

Nov 15, 2012
If the folks behind the Great American Smokeout have their way, the latest frontier in the “no smoking” crusade could be apartment buildings.
Posted In: smoking, cancer, tobacco, public health

What we have learned from the 1995 Chicago heat wave

Jul 6, 2012
Three days of extreme heat in Chicago in 1995 caused over 700 deaths. New York University professor Eric Klinenberg talks about what we've learned from that catastrophe.
Posted In: weather, climate change, public health

Cutting public health to pay for student loans

May 8, 2012
Republicans want to use money for preventive care to cover lower interest rates
Posted In: public health, student loans, health care reform law

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