Category Archives: Public Health Issues

Physicians Role Stemming Opioid Misuse

Deaths from Opioid Misuse on the Rise The CDC estimates that 115 people die each day from an overdose of opioids. In the last 15 years that translates to over ½ million people.  This includes legal drugs prescribed to treat … Continue reading

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Helping Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption Trends Go The Right Way

Signs of Life for Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption Trends A recent research study by Sara N. Bleich, PhD, et al at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that simple signs that link exercise to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption does help teens … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders Impact And Other Actions in Ebola Fight

Doctors Without Borders Impact on Ebola Outbreak is Laudable It was nice to see the October 16th LA Times article recognize the heroic efforts of Doctors without Borders in the fight against the spread of Ebola.  There has been so … Continue reading

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States call for tougher E cigarette regulation

Calls for E cigarette Regulation Intensifies I applaud the efforts of more than two dozen state attorneys efforts to have the FDA impose tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes, outlined in the August 9, 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “States Urge Tougher … Continue reading

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E cigarette health concerns are serious

Significant E cigarette health concerns There is virtually no scientific evidence that E-cigarette use is safe and harmless.  On the contrary. The March, 2014 article in the New York Times, “Selling a Poison by the Barrel”, highlighted the fact that … Continue reading

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