Archive for December, 2013

  • Interesting New Years’ Perspective on the Importance of Supporting Research!

    I like the recent letter from Mary Woolley at Research!America (see below) because it lays out in clear terms the importance of our challenges in STEM preparation and our shared national interests in addressing those challenges. Also, I especially hope you will click on the link to Francis Collins’ recent op-ed in the Washington Post that is included in her […]
  • From the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A New E-cigarette Ad Exploited Santa Claus

    Take a minute to read the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids blog regarding the advertising of E-cigarettes to the younger population: “Now one e-cigarette retailer has stooped to a new low in copying Big Tobacco’s playbook. Vapor Shark featured Santa Claus in a billboard ad for its e-cigarettes that was spotted on I-95 in Miami. The company’s products come in a wide […]
  • Practice Holiday Food Safety!

    Food safety is the most important ingredient to your holiday meal! Learn holiday food safety tips at, which is a site provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. There are additional helpful Holiday Food Safety Tips from the USDA to assist you in preparing your delicious holiday meals for family and friends! Here’s to cooking safely and enjoying […]
  • Finally, We Are Making a Little Progress in Preventing Chronic Illness!

    The just released 2013 edition of America’s Health Rankings indicates that after several years of making little to no progress in overall healthiness, key risk factors are showing encouraging signs. Tobacco smoking has decreased from 21.2% to 19.6%; physical inactivity has gone from 26.2% to 22.9%; and obesity, which was increasing consistently each year, has stabilized at 27.6%. Unfortunately, and not […]