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Treating Baltimore’s Sweet Tooth

At Baltimore’s City Hall this month, I joined dozens of others giving testimony to the City Council’s health committee on a bill that would require warning labels for sugary drinks on advertisements and wherever these products are sold in [...]

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

You can’t have Gun-Deaths without Guns

Since the year 2000, over 30,000 Americans have died every year due to firearms. Many people and organizations have had different ideas on how to reduce this problem. Source: Joe Loong (Flickr/ CC) Gun rights supporters promote legislation and [...]

April 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

E-Cigarettes: Harm reduction or just harm?

Electronic cigarettes (or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Service—ENDS) are battery-powered devices that deliver heat to a liquid nicotine-containing solution, creating an inhalable aerosol or vapor. This simple description belies the fact they are [...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Democratic Debate Dives Deep into Health Care Topics

We don’t have a literature review for this week so instead I wanted to provide some insights on the recent Democratic Debate held last night. Two main healthcare themes came up for discussion – the future of health reform and gun control [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Facts Don’t Support the Second Amendment

After the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Gun rights advocates have endorsed [...]

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

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