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Global Burden of Disease Update – U.S. Mortality 58th.

Lancet Interactive HERE   The Lancet just updated Christopher Murray’s longitudinal study on Global Burden of Disease. Now entering its 20th year, it continues to show the advance of chronic disease over communicable disease as a source of mortality and morbidity(in 3 out of 4 cases). In the latest rankings, the US finished 24th overall […]

How Sick Is My County?

New Interactive Maps: Check Mortality Rate in Your County Here.

A Sweet Deal: NIH Nutrition Research Task Force

Mike Magee “NIH Charts a Path for Nutrition Science” read the JAMA release offering on-air interviews with Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, chair of the new NIH Nutrition Research Task Force. “We hope that the strategic planning … encourages scientists to conduct innovative and really ground-changing studies in nutrition as they relate to health,” was the […]

Interactive Map Of Sources Of 33,000 Gun Deaths In America.

Source: FiveThirtyEight

“Zika” meets “Bayh-Dole Act” meets “Twitter”

Mike Magee Few on the planet remain unfamiliar with an infectious disease threat that was invisible to most a year or so ago – the Zika virus. It’s association with microcephaly and original concentrated appearance in Brazil (home to the 2016 Summer Olympics) has created the image-driven, news barrage that publicized the threat. All of the […]

Virginia Tech Engineering Students Live Their Professional Ethics

Source: VA Tech student Mike Magee Attention all health professional students! I would like to introduce you to 3 friends of mine. Well, to be accurate, they are not really friends, in fact I have never met them in person. Nonetheless, I greatly admire them, and am anxious for you to know their names. They […]

Cross-Sector Partnerships and Public Health

Source: NIH Mike Magee In an article this week in JAMA, titled “Aspirations and Strategies for Public Health”, the authors explore how best to position the role of Public Health in advancing population health.  Three points were especially noteworthy. 1. “Public health must engage the social, political, and economic foundations that determine population health.” 2. […]

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