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December 3, 2008

In Thanksgiving for our (Very Big) Government

This year as we go around the table expressing thanks for friends, family, health, and home, I anticipate smirks (if not boos) when I add: "But, mostly I'm thankful for big government."
December 2, 2008

Former National Advisory Committee Member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program Raynard S. Kington named Acting NIH Director

Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt recently announced the appointment of Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, as acting director of the National Institutes of Health
November 20, 2008

America's Health Checkup

What is the measure of a country's health? How do you take the temperature of a population that sprawls across nine time zones, 50 states and a global rainbow of cultures and communities? One way is by taking a close look at yourself.
November 14, 2008

The Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Obesity in a Population-Based Multiracial and Multiethnic Adult Sample

Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, some forms of cancer, and osteoarthritis.3 Although it is widely accepted that high-fat diets and physical inactivity are preventable risk factors,4 obesity continues to increase.
November 12, 2008

Banks worthy of rescue; why not the uninsured?

Banks worthy of rescue; why not the uninsured? - David A. Asch, University of Pennsylvania professor of health-care management and economics
October 29, 2008

Sabrina McCormick (Cohort 5) Researcher makes a film studying the link between cancer and pollution.

In No Family History, a new documentary feature written and directed by University of Pennsylvania research fellow Dr. Sabrina McCormick
October 29, 2008

A Penn researcher makes a film studying the link between cancer and pollution.

In No Family History a new documentary feature written and directed by University of Pennsylvania research fellow Dr. Sabrina McCormick
October 29, 2008

Economists Honored For New Model to Translate Medical Research Into Better Care

Harvard faculty member Amitabh Chandra has been presented with the 2008 Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award by Research!America
October 28, 2008

Natasha Schull (Cohort 1) Beware: 'Machine Zone' Ahead

All forms of gambling are not created equal. Marylanders should take this into account when deciding how to vote in November's referendum on slots.
September 23, 2008

Does Marketing Contribute to Obesity in African-Americans? Study Indicates It Does, but Economic, Cultural Factors Also to Blame

There is a body of statistical data suggesting that the black community has been left behind on the road to healthier-food marketing. Sonya Grier, associate professor of marketing at American University's Kogod School of Business, was the lead researcher on the project.

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