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Former state chief medical officer Jay Butler takes job with Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Jay Butler (Alaska Public Media file photo) Alaska’s former chief medical officer, Dr Jay Butler has accepted a job with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta as the head of the office of infectious disease. He says in Alaska, as in other places in the U.S., the opioid crisis was the defining challenge of the past decade as the largest public health concern since HIV emerged in the 1980s. Butler says public health…

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Let’s Hope Our New Medical School Teaches The Human Side Of Medicine | WFAE

In some ways, a four-year medical school is just another box that Charlotte gets to check. Fortune 500 companies, check. NBA and NFL teams, check. Shake Shack, check. For years we’ve been the biggest metro area in America without a four-year medical school. Atrium Health and Wake Forest University announced last week that they’re going to remedy that by building a medical school in Charlotte sometime in the next few years. I will warn you,…

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Guiding Cross-Cultural Principles from Public Health

I work in public health. As opposed to being a nurse in an emergency room or intensive care unit where care is focused on an individual patient, as a public health nurse I look at whole populations and health projects that will ideally make entire communities healthier. Before moving to Kurdistan, I had the privilege of working on a women’s health project in the foreign-born Muslim community in Massachusetts. It was a merging of worlds as…

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Ontario budget’s public health changes blindside officials

Public health officials were blindsided by news in Thursday’s budget that health units will be slashed from 35 to 10 across Ontario. “It came out of the blue, we had no previous warning,” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Roumeliotis, who takes over as president of the council of medical officers of health in June, said the general reaction among medical officers of health is shock. The…

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Editorial: Ontario, alcohol and public health

The Ontario government seems to think the way to our hearts is through our vices – specifically through our collective thirst for booze. Yet, in its bid to make it easier for Ontarians to liquor up, the government may also be diluting the warning function communities rely on to remind them of the dangers of alcohol. Thursday’s budget pledges to let bars, restaurants and even golf courses serve drinks starting at 9 a.m., every day…

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Texas House Public Health committee holds emotional hearing on medical marijuana bills

The Texas House Public Health committee convened Thursday to consider a slate of bills for expanded medical marijuana use. Testimony in support of the bills frequently became emotional. Of the 10 proposals scheduled to be heard by the committee, three bills received testimony before the hearing ended in recess. The first was House Bill 122 by state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin. HB 122 would set up a legal defense for physicians who discuss marijuana with…

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A Global Public Health Epidemic Going Completely Untreated: Intimate Partner Violence

Brain diseases problem cause chronic severe headache migraine. Asia female adult look tired and stressed out depressed, having mental problem trouble, medical concept Getty When thinking about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), most people immediately conjure images of NFL players, car accidents or nasty falls. But there is a global public health epidemic   going completely unrecognized – and untreated: intimate partner violence (IPV). In fact, IPV is the most common form of violence against women…

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In London, the air is a public health emergency

Living in a city polluted with dirty air is among many facts of life that Londoners pay for, not just with money but with our health, writes Elle Hunt.  There is a company that sells aerosols of “100% pure Australian air”, “farmed” from pristine locations including Tasmania and the Blue Mountains, for AU $246.24 for a 12-pack. At “upwards of 255 breaths”, that works out to less than $1 per breath. I came across it…

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The ABSOLUTE FAILURE Of US Public Health… – BolenReport

Our Public Health “Watchdogs” Have Betrayed America… It is Time to Criminally Prosecute Them.. Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen The BolenReport is known for exploring cutting-edge subjects in relation to health care.  The writing and research for this one article disturbed me far more than any other subject I have ever written about.  I had  to keep walking away from it.  Why? You are about to find out.  This all happened right in…

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