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  • Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

    November 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    (Source: cdc.gov) Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. Join us for a panel discussion as

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  • Could Congress finally end the GMO labeling war?

    November 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Emily Sutherlin November 21, 2014 Despite current losses in Oregon and Colorado, GM opponents are determined to escalate their battle, promising to push for mandatory labeling on food state-by-state or from Congress. Many activists, such as Professor Elizabeth Glass Geltman, a City University of New York environmental professor, justify their position in part by claiming that more

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  • Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

    November 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Elizabeth Glass Geltman November 21, 2014 The New York legislature just joined a small, but growing national trend of requiring licensure of mold contractors. The law was drafted in response to concerns that came to light after Superstorm Sandy. The huge demand for mold cleanup efforts gave rise to some unscrupulous contractors who either

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  • How the health of America’s seniors stacks up

    November 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Steven Reinberg November 20, 2014 Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonwealth Fund for having more seniors struggling to get and

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  • U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

    November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage By Steven Reinberg November 19, 2014 Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11

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  • The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health

    November 18, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Nicholas Freudenberg November 18, 2014 Oxford Dictionaries has selected vape as Word of the Year 2014, so we asked several experts to comment on the growth of electronic cigarettes and the vaping phenomenon. A new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that use of e-cigarettes among high schools students

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  • African Lead Mine Poisons Children

    November 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Ben Barber November 12, 2014 From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world’s worst lead poisoning epidemics. The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were

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  • The Investigators: 1-hour test for diagnosing Ebola still unused in New York

    November 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    By Jim Hoffer November 11, 2014 When Dr. Craig Spencer entered Bellevue Hospital three weeks ago, it took half a day to find out if he was indeed infected with the Ebola virus. And at the time, we reported that it didn’t have to take that long. There is a one-hour test that The Investigators

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  • CUNY SPH Welcomes Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith

    October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    CUNY School of Public Health welcomed Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith to the CUNY family on October 2nd, at the Red Rooster in Harlem.  Faculty and staff of the School, members of the School’s Advisory Board, members of the CUNY Chancellery and friends and supporters of the School were among the attendees.  

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  • CUNY SPH Advisory Council holds Inaugural Meeting

    October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Members of the CUNY School of Public Health Advisory Council met for its inaugural meeting on October 3rd on the East Harlem campus. The Council began working on an agenda to leverage its collective resources and expertise to position the CUNY SPH as a  foci of Public Health innovation and service to the CUNY community,

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