Category Archives: prevention

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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Paid Sick Days: A Public Health Issue

Imagine ordering a meal at a fast food restaurant, and seeing the person preparing it sniffling, coughing and sneezing. It probably happens more often than you realize. Most fast food restaurant workers in New York City do not have paid … 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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School Breakfast: An Opportunity for a Healthy Start

The federally subsidized School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and was made permanent in 1975. Students that meet Federal Poverty Level (FPL) requirements are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast, which is typically served in … Continue reading

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2012 National Health Promotion Summit, Washington, D.C.

I spent an exciting few days in Washington, D.C. last week, at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Association for … Continue reading

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