Category Archives: Policy and Politics

The Crisis: an open letter to fellow scientists

by Arthur P. Ruiz, Ph.D.   “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves … Continue reading

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How Strong is the Science Behind the Soda Ban?

by Kirsten Hartil On September 13th 2012, New York City Board of Health voted 8-0-1 in favor (with 1 abstention) to the Administration’s proposal to ban the sale of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), including sports drinks and energy … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS in America: How We’re Doing 30 Years Later

by Kirsten Hartil Washington, D.C. has one of the highest incidences of HIV in the country. In fact, according to PBS NewsHour “if the nation’s capital were a nation in Africa, it would rank 23rd out of 54 countries in … Continue reading

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