Archive for September, 2015

  • A Noteworthy Event: Research!America’s 2015 National Health Research Forum

    I had the honor of serving as a panelist at the recent Research!America 2015 National Health Research Forum held on September 10, 2015, at The Newseum in Washington, DC.  My session titled, “Are we equipped for 21st Century challenges in the public health arena?“, focused on the importance of funding research in community and clinical prevention. I was pleased to […]
  • We Can’t Take Food Safety For Granted!

    We all know that healthy eating is key to our overall healthiness. While most of us are learning to be very attentive to what and how much we eat, too often we take the safety of our food for granted. I just studied the U.S. Food & Drug Administration article, “Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know” and realized that I’m […]
  • Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

    We all need to support our 19th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, in his “Call to Action” to address major public health challenges, including diabetes and heart diseases. On September 9, 2015, Dr. Murthy launched “Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities”, which “articulates the health benefits of walking while […]
  • The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned to Enhance the Resiliency of Health Infrastructures

    The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is upon us and many people are taking this opportunity to look back on this historical devastating disaster, which hit the city of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, and reflect on the lessons learned by this horrific storm and how it impacted the citizens in Louisiana. Such a reflection is shared on the […]