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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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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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The Role of the Medical Profession in Swaying Public Policy: Exploring Physician Responsibility and Advocacy

by Mark Mikhly A version of this post was originally submitted to the AMA’s Conley Ethics Essay competition – check out last year’s winners! An AMA sponsored essay-contest prompt asked medical students to consider the case of a physician who … 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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