public health

Future osteopathic doctors fight against the ‘disinformation dozen’ to save their profession

BY: - August 20, 2021

When Dr. Sherri Tenpenny told a hearing of the Ohio House Health Committee that the COVID-19 vaccine magnetized people, not only was she relaying scientifically unfounded and false claims about the vaccine, she was also contributing to an ongoing skepticism of her profession. Tenpenny — who was invited to speak that day by an Ohio […]

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Declaring racism a public health crisis brings more attention to solving long-ignored racial gaps in health

BY: - April 26, 2021

By Paul K. Halverson, IUPUI The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined hundreds of cities and counties across the country in declaring racism a public health threat. On April 8, 2021, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky called racism an epidemic that affects “the entire health of our nation.” Declaring racism a public […]

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Upgrading low-income housing would improve public health, the environment and racial equity all at once

BY: - April 5, 2021

By Jonathan Levy, Boston University During a presidential election debate on Oct. 22, 2020, former President Donald Trump railed against Democratic proposals to retrofit homes. “They want to take buildings down because they want to make bigger windows into smaller windows,” he said. “As far as they’re concerned, if you had no window, it would […]

Supporters share personal stories on racism as a public health crisis

BY: - June 25, 2020

Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to the back of the line because maybe she didn’t understand English as […]

Hundreds support Ohio Senate public health crisis declaration on racism

BY: - June 10, 2020

A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and Sen. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, said declaring the public health crisis is a necessary first step in turning back the laws and policies that have pushed down people of color for […]

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Don’t let Big Pharma capitalize on coronavirus

BY: - March 5, 2020

The new COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to pandemic proportions, infecting people in 30 countries as it makes its way from continent to continent. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that it’s a matter of when, not if, the virus will spread across America. The world needs a coronavirus vaccine now — one that is […]