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Don't miss your chance to help eliminate health disparities throughout the City! The deadline for the Making NYC the Healthiest City challenge is tomorrow. Submit your idea for a key innovation and NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett could adopt it. The contest is open all Mailman School students, faculty and staff.
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This captivating video gets to the heart of the debate on e-cigarettes, harm reduction tool or gateway drug, while documenting the burgeoning business and culture of "vaping." Among those interviewed are Prof. Amy Fairchild, alumnus Dr. Thomas Frieden, and Board of Overseers member and former NYC Commissioner of Health Dr. Thomas Farley. 
E-cigarettes are often promoted as a safer alternative to smoking. But the public-health debate is in full bloom.
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In honor of National Public Health Week, we asked students for their impromptu thoughts on why they chose the field and what surprising things they've learned so far. Watch this video we made last year.
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In the first study of the effect of water arsenic exposure in U.S. schoolchildren, Prof. Joe Graziano reported deficits in IQ, including working memory, perceptual reasoning, and verbal comprehension.
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After the closure of coal plant in Tongliang, China, and resulting lower levels of in-utero exposure to air pollutants, children there showed marked improvements in development scores, including learning and language, according to a new study by Prof. Deliang Tang. http://bit.ly/1pyQVYT
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It's spring! People are hitting the streets and airing out apartments, but there may still be cause to keep your windows closed. As student Kate Weinberger explains, if our wet winter is combined with rapid warming, allergy sufferers could battle both spring and summer allergens all at once. 
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What does the School's Washington, D.C. network have to offer? Student Whitney Peters gives us a taste in her blog post about meeting with employers and alumni over spring break.
By Whitney Peters, MPH ’15 in Health Policy & Management, MSW ’15 in Policy & Practice My partner and I (and our dog!) moved from Fort Collins, Colorado to New York City two years ago, when...
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Families in Northern Manhattan Early Head Start Programs who were shown how to care for an upper respiratory infection reported about half the number of pediatric ED visits for the condition as those who didn't get the information, according to a new study by Prof. Melissa Stockwell. 
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Happy National Public Health Week!
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Men having sex with men use the online marketplace to seek out anonymous sexual encounters with partners who do not identify as gay, according to latest research by Prof. Eric Schrimshaw. Read the release: http://bit.ly/1iZZiMY.
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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of research, education, and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world.