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Expanding Mental Health Care

Expanding Mental Health Care

The Applied Mental Health Research team believes quality mental health care can be delivered in low-resource countries. Laura Murray explains how inexpensive, effective, science-based care can be delivered where it’s needed most.

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Alcohol on Campus: The Problem

Alcohol on Campus: The Problem

1,825 deaths and 600,000 injuries. Alcohol abuse takes an appalling toll on college campuses in the U.S. each year. Alcohol policy expert David Jernigan surveys the consequences in this interview with Johns Hopkins Public Health editor Brian W. Simpson.

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Alcohol on Campus: The Solutions

Alcohol on Campus: The Solutions

Preventing deaths, injuries and other problems related to alcohol abuse requires multiple, coordinated solutions, says David Jernigan, an expert on alcohol policy. Interview by Johns Hopkins Public Health editor Brian W. Simpson

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Minimizing H1N1

Minimizing H1N1

Virologist Andrew Pekosz explains the H1N1 virus’s summer surprise and what our priorities should be for combating the virus this flu season.

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Medicare: Time for Reform

Medicare: Time for Reform

With deficits looming in eight years, the Medicare system needs significant reform. Chad Boult, the Bloomberg School’s Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in Health Care Policy, details Medicare’s current situation and possible reforms. Interview by Johns Hopkins Public Health editor Brian W. Simpson.

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Meet H1N1

Meet H1N1

In this interview, Andrew Pekosz provides a nuts-and-bolts introduction to the H1N1, what makes it and other influenza viruses so dangerous, and just what those H's and N’s are all about. Interview by Brian W. Simpson, editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health.

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Influenze: Past, Present, and Future

Influenza: Past, Present, and Future

What was the 1918 flu pandemic like? What would happen if it struck today? Take a tour of the 20th century’s great pandemics with Bloomberg School virologist Andrew Pekosz—and learn how the latest H1N1 compares with them. Interview by Johns Hopkins Public Health editor Brian W. Simpson.

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Manufacturing H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Manufacturing H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Will there be enough vaccines to go around? Respiratory virus expert Ruth Karron gives us a quick lesson in how vaccines are made, the challenges to meeting the demand in a pandemic, and novel approaches that could step up the global supply. Interview by Johns Hopkins Public Health associate editor Christine Grillo.

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How Do H1 and H5 Compare?

How Do H1 and H5 Compare?

The Bloomberg School’s respiratory virus expert, Ruth Karron, tells us how the two influenzas are exact opposites of each other—and what to watch for with both. Interview by Johns Hopkins Public Health associate editor Christine Grillo.

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Tracking the Pandemic

Tracking the Pandemic

From the first reported cases in Mexico, the H1N1 influenza virus spread globally with frightening speed. This timeline, based on WHO statistics, shows how the virus leaps borders and continents, spreading from a handful of cases to tens of thousands in a matter of weeks.

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