Category Archives: Healthcare

My study trip to Cuba

  In January 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend one week in Cuba and learn about its healthcare system, thanks to the CUNY Institute for Health Equity and Professor Marilyn Aguirre-Molina. Since the end of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, … Continue reading

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The Power of Language in Public Health

While viewing the public hearing yesterday regarding portion control on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in New York City, it really bothered me how speaker after speaker, in particular those who opposed the amendment proposal, called it a “ban.” In fact, it … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Supreme Court Got it Wrong; Obamacare’s Unconstitutionality by the Numbers

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, in a landmark 5-4 decision. Unfortunately, they got it wrong. The PPACA, known colloquially as Obamacare, should have been struck down by the … Continue reading

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The importance of taking care of ourselves…first.

I just had my annual physical (and want to remind you to schedule one if you haven’t already had one this year), and for the first time, answered “yes” to some of those routine questions and reported that my physical … Continue reading

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Top 50 Medical Privacy Blogs

One of the most important things you can do as a health care professional is to protect the privacy of your patients. Patients like to know that their personal health information isn’t going to be revealed to the public at … Continue reading

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Top 20 Myths & Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in the news, as the Corn Refiners Association wants to change the name of the product to “corn syrup,” a name that defines the product’s ingredients for the general public. At the same time, … Continue reading

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50 Excellent Public Health Videos on YouTube

Public health officials are concerned about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, diseases and environmental issues. The following 50 excellent public health videos on YouTube confirms this statement, as each video points to all … Continue reading

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50 Government Blogs & Web Resources That Are Good for Your Health

Are you curious about this government’s focus on health and fitness, both on personal and public health levels? Thanks to the current government’s efforts toward transparency, you can learn more about their motivations through blogs and updated Web sites that … Continue reading

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25 iPad Apps Revolutionizing Healthcare

There was a lot of buzz in public health circles with the release of the iPad, since it promises a more mobile way of access patient information and of finding answers to common questions. Healthcare professionals make use of information … Continue reading

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