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Between Two Lives

Between Two Lives

Photos by Michelle Frankfurter

Central American migrant children risk everything to escape crushing poverty and violence. On their perilous trek north, they carry only memories and hope for shelter and protection at the journey’s end.

The Golden Age of Gray

The Golden Age of Gray

By Sue de Pasquale

Old age doesn’t have to be awful. In fact, it wouldn’t take—or cost—much to dramatically improve the prospects for nearly all of us during our senior years. Consider these five simple steps.

One Fresh Cancer Prevention

One Fresh Cancer Prevention

By Maryalice Yakutchik

Tall, lean, former first baseman Tom Kensler and John Groopman—shorter, broader, former catcher—share their recipe for a 40-year friendship and a broccoli sprout brew that just might stave off cancer.

"Just Do It" Hasn't Done It

“Just Do It” Hasn’t Done It

By Bruce Y. Lee

If we know anything for certain, it’s that single, isolated interventions aren’t sustainable fixes for the global obesity epidemic. Solving the problem calls for the transformative approach of systems science.

Hookah Hazards

Hookah Hazards

By Andrew Myers

Waterpipe bars offer the image of hipness and the perception the cooled smoke is somehow safer. New research, however, shows hookah bars are, in fact, less safe than cigarette-smoke-filled establishments.

Stamping Out Tropical Disease

Stamping Out Tropical Disease

By Salma Warshanna-Sparklin

When Tony Golda merged his passions for stamp collecting and global health, he compiled a remarkably beautiful collection of 904 stamps that yield insights into tropical diseases from around the world.

Regulate E-cigs...But How?

Regulate E-cigs…. But How?

How should e-cigarettes be regulated? Leading experts in public health—from the Bloomberg School’s Institute for Global Tobacco Control to the American Heart Association—share their ideas.

The Regulation of Intimacy

The Regulation of Intimacy

By Jackie Powder

In America’s “civil rights revolution,” Joanne Rosen finds American law—and its impacts on health—is changing fast. Her Health Policy and Management course on the laws of love had to adapt.

Fighting Ebola

Fighting Ebola

By Alexander Gelfand

The key to containing Ebola is behavior change, argues Tolbert Nyenswah, MPH '12, Liberia's assistant minister of health. Plus: Factoids on Ebola outbreaks past and present as well as key facts on the lethal virus.

Obamacare: No Turning Back

Obamacare: No Turning Back

By Karen Davis

A tête-à-tête between former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle and health policy expert Karen Davis dives deep into the Affordable Care Act's effects on American health care and charts future priorities.

Open Mike: A Political Necessity

A Political Necessity

A Note from Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87

Politics may be a dirty word but it's also an essential means for improving health. Dean Michael J. Klag draws inspiration from the legendary life of Rudolf Virchow—a physician, researcher and politician.

Eat More Fish. Carefully.

Eat More Fish. Carefully.

By Brennen Jensen

The USDA's new dietary guidelines nudge Americans to double their consumption of seafood for a healthy diet. But many wild fish populations are near collapse, and some fish farms spread pollution and disease.

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365 Days of Impact in Public Health Education, Research and Practice

Visit the Bloomberg School's "YearLook" website to view a sampling of this past year's accomplishments and noteworthy successes.

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A Designer Yeast Chromosome

A Designer Yeast Chromosome

By Andrew Myers

A future where yeast “biofactories” produce meds, biofuels and food just got closer. A Bloomberg School researcher and colleagues have built the world’s first yeast chromosome entirely in the lab.

Workplace Risks in Real Time

Workplace Risks in Real Time

By Andrew Myers

Measuring and assessing diverse workplace risks has long been a tough challenge. Kirsten Koehler and colleagues have a solution: Deploying a low-cost, real-time system of environmental sensors.

Research, Enhanced

Research, Enhanced

By Brennen Jensen

Health issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community extend beyond HIV. Since its formation three years ago, the LGBT Working Group has furthered research and practice in LGBT health.

Back Story: A Radically Different Magazine

A Radically Different Magazine

By Brian W. Simpson, MPH ’13, Editor

Why we did it. Editor Brian W. Simpson, MPH ’13, explains the magazine’s need for change. The nutshell: In today’s mediascape, standing still isn’t an option. Embrace the lovingly remade, more vibrant magazine.