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S. LEE WARE: Neuroscience and Global Health
S. LEE WARE: Neuroscience and Global Health

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The “information age” of instant communication and ubiquitous internet access has saturated all of us with information. Unfortunately, most of the information streaming along fibers and across airwaves is of low quality and dubious intention. The opinions…
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GDP is a poor measure of a society’s well-being for several reasons. It potentially obscures gross inequality; it fails to reflect the externalities, the unpriced natural capital, and the social costs of classism inherent to the capitalist enterprise; and…
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The future of public health in the United States is difficult to predict, but the challenges public health has yet to overcome are much more certain. As Keck, Scutchfield, and Holsinger point out in their concluding chapter of Contemporary Public Health,…
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In Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal, journalist and author Eric Schlosser explores the origin, evolution, ascendance, operation, impact, and exportation of the uniquely American (and extremely toxic) fast food industry. From its birth…
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As Keck, Scutchfield, and Holsinger phrase it, “public health is no long in the position of being the only major health profession without a process to …. accredit its agencies.” But how and why has public health accreditation arisen, and how might it…
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  If any of mainstream economic theory’s assumptions are true, it is that incentives influence behavior (another is that for-profit firms that are legally mandated to maximize profits [see Ebay v. Newmark] will, in fact, maximize profits). If financial…
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Primordial prevention targets the “causes of the causes” of ill-health and harm – the social and political determinants of health. In the US, these political and social environments are characterized by dramatic class-, gender-, and race-based…
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Advocacy for social justice and health equity is necessary and essential towards fulfilling public health’s mission.
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To use the word “system” to describe healthcare in the United States is to imply intentionality, coordination, and comprehensiveness, none of which can be appropriately applied here.
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