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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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Health Disparities and Environmental Justice in the Bronx

by Danielle Pasquel The direct link between socioeconomic status and human health has been well established in the field of public health. Poor communities face an array of distinct economic and social challenges that have quantifiably adverse effects on overall … Continue reading

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Can racism explain the increased rates of maternal and infant mortality among African Americans?

by Kirsten Hartil This post is a modified version of a paper submitted for the Multiculture and Diversity Issues course of Einstein’s MPH Program.  Rates of perinatal and maternal mortality are higher in the U.S. than 16 other high-income countries including … Continue reading

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Does BPA cause obesity? The importance of remembering that association is not causation

by Kirsten Hartil The increasing prevalence of obesity has major health and economic implications. Childhood obesity is of particular concern because obese children are more likely to become obese adults and they have increased risk of high blood pressure, high … Continue reading

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The U.S. Health Disadvantage – Part 2: Possible Causes and Solutions

by Kirsten Hartil  “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care.” At least according to Article 25 of The United Nations … Continue reading

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The US Health Disadvantage: Part One

by Kirsten Hartil The United States is the seventh-richest country in the world based on gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. It spends more money on health care than any other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country (17.6 percent … Continue reading

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