When ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’ is Ever So Briefly “Supernatural”

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Lopez Foundation and Montefiore Partnership Promotes Community Health

Jennifer and Lynda Lopez visit Montefiore to launch the Center for a Healthy Childhood BRONX, NY (June 1, 2014) Jennifer and Lynda Lopez, co-founders of the Lopez Family Foundation, and Montefiore Health System today launched the Center for a Healthy Childhood at Montefiore’s Community Health Fair. The new initiative between the Lopez Family Foundation and Montefiore… Continue reading Lopez Foundation and Montefiore Partnership Promotes Community Health

Betting on New Casino Research Agenda in MA

The Diane Rehm Show is one of my favorite talk shows. I hear it most often on WUNC, the public radio station in my area. One reason that I like the DR Show is the way the hosts (primarily Ms. Rehm) manage different perspectives on important issues of the day. Guests tend to represent different… Continue reading Betting on New Casino Research Agenda in MA

NFL Uproar Spotlights Domestic Violence

(updated 9/21/14) As entertainment, sports is exciting, unpredictable and full of dramatic examples of triumph and agony. It is also a high profile mirror into real tragedies and triumphs related to health and public health. Case in point: Ray Rice (former running back for the Baltimore Ravens), the National Football League (NFL) and intimate partner… Continue reading NFL Uproar Spotlights Domestic Violence

MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

Music festivals are a wonderful way to enjoy great music with friends and community, especially outdoors when the weather is great. They can also be an opportunity for people to try to enhance their experience with drugs and/or alcohol. One festival’s tragic experience motivated a great response…that could be even better with some public health… Continue reading MDMA Video 2.0 Needs a Public Health Remix

In the Aftermath of Robin’s William’s Life and Death

I am old enough to remember Robin Williams’ signature roles and his signature comedic style.  I enjoyed Mork & Mindy, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting…and more of his work…contributions to our life and culture. It saddens me to think about him, and anyone, losing the battle against a mental illness, addiction… Continue reading In the Aftermath of Robin’s William’s Life and Death

Comic-Con Creativity Saves Lives

In early June 2014, several cab drivers in San Diego gave me my first real sense of the enormity of San Diego Comic-Con International– an annual entertainment and comic convention. One driver told me about fantastic costumes that must not be mocked, not that I would mind you. I really enjoy X-Men, The Avengers, Captain… Continue reading Comic-Con Creativity Saves Lives