Public Health


Drive Less, Live Longer

Driving can be hazardous to your health and in more ways than you think. A new study shows how driving less can help you live longer. The transition away from automobile-centered environments creates the ideal scenario for more walkable streets and safer communities. From AOL …

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Make a Difference by Biking to Work

May is National Bike Month with special Bike to Work events occurring throughout the month in cities across the country.  It’s time to pump some air into your tires and get out there!  Biking to work is such an enjoyable way to commute.  You get …

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March 29, 2010

Heavy Metal: Why Mercury-Free Environments Are Important

by Yahya E. B. Henry Mercury exposure in humans primarily results from eating fish that contains methylmerucry. Mercury is primarily a neurotoxin, which means it attacks the central nervous system. Its effects are often subtle enough not to be recognized immediately, but more and more …

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December 28, 2009

Building a Healthier Humanity

by Tommy Manuel Health is one of the most wished for gifts during the holiday season, both for ourselves and others. It’s often accompanied by the wishes for prosperity and happiness, but health, it’s the one thing that in many ways influences the realization of …

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November 25, 2009

Mob Rules: Unified Efforts to Impact Community Health

It is fairly understood that staying active goes a long way in reducing obesity and related diseases (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.) as well as the emotional benefits of staying physically fit. As much as public health studies have shown the impact of simple movement, …

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October 30, 2009

“How Much Oil Are We Eating?”

Guest Contribution By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact The 20th Bioneers, a three day conference celebrating breakthrough sustainability solutions, kicked off on last Friday in Marin. The agenda is chock full of speakers on a wide range of topics, from the arts, indigenous knowledge and restoring …

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October 15, 2009

A History Lesson with APHA and the Built Environment

by Andre Blackman Over the past 100 years, public health in the United States has grown in importance by leaps and bounds. Much of the field has its historical roots based in events surrounding disease prevention, population safety and a slew of regulations that were …

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October 13, 2009

home air quality: what you can’t see can harm you

by Liz Neves Home is a sacred place. Home evokes a peaceful feeling of comfort and warmth. Home is full of cherished memories and dreams of the future. But for many of us, what’s in the home can also be making us sick. Imagine coming …

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September 19, 2009

One Small Step for Google Maps

by Andre Blackman Many of us are familiar with the great feature of Google Maps – we use it to get to Point to Point B – usually printed out before we drive some place. Last year I was pretty pleased to find out that …

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