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January 26, 2010

Natasha Schull (Cohort 1) "What keeps people glued to video poker and slot machines until they have lost all?"

For over 20 years, the Northwest Indiana delegation to the Indiana General Assembly -- led by Sen. Earline Rogers and Rep. Charlie Brown, Gary Democrats -- has sought to expand casinos as the solution to Gary's multiple problems.
January 13, 2010

Jonathan M. Samet (National Advisory Committee) - Politicizing Smog

Last Thursday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to lower its standard for urban ozone, popularly known as smog, to a level between 60 and 70 parts per billion. This would be the fourth such reduction since the implementation of the Clean Air Act in the 1970s.
January 8, 2010

Dominick Frosch (Cohort 1) - The Huffington Post

We've all seen the ads on television telling us to be ready when the moment is right, to guard against the evils of HPV and cervical cancer, to talk to our doctor about Plavix, and on and on and on.
January 6, 2010

Zoe Donaldson (Cohort 7) - Psychology Today

The Divorce Gene Explored - Should you get your partners DNA before saying "I do"?
December 31, 2009

Gina Lovasi (Cohort 4) - The Palm Beach Post

Children who are around smokers face a higher risk of early emphysema when they become nonsmoking adults, perhaps because their lungs never totally recovered from secondhand smoke exposure, new research suggests.
December 22, 2009

Amani Nuru-Jeter (Cohort 1) - UCBerkeley News

Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades if it continues, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Berkeley.
December 21, 2009

Zoe Donaldson (Cohort 7) - - UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

U.S. researchers say they've generated the first transgenic prairie vole by injecting a single-cell vole embryo with a gene from a jellyfish.
December 20, 2009

Jo Ivey Boufford (National Program Director) - The New York Times

The daunting challenges facing the rural elderly highlight America’s failure to embrace the overwhelming needs of this rapidly growing population.
December 18, 2009

Michael Bader (Cohort 7) Health Reforms True Colors - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The "tea party" protests that started last spring sparked a debate over whether racism was motivating the opposition to President Obama's health-care reform proposals.

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