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CVS Health Demonstrates Unique Commitment to Tobacco Cessation

This blog post originally appeared on the Global Bridges website. Article 14 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) includes treatment as an essential component of a comprehensive strategy to end tobacco dependence.  I applaud the groundbreaking decision of a major for-profit corporation to embrace this as part of their corporate mission. In February 2014, the United States' second-largest pharmacy chain, CVS Caremark (now CVS He… [Read More]

Housing and Public Health: Tiny Homes May Have a Big Impact

When most people think about public health, they probably think about vaccines, clinics, exercise, nutrition, and smoke-free policies. But what doesn't get much thought in the realm public health is the basic need for shelter: safe and affordable housing. Even among the well-employed, finding affordable housing (especially in the Washington, D.C. area) can be a stressful proposition. Unfortunately, housing prices continue to increase in many metropolitan areas, and economic or health… [Read More]

Is the iOS 8 Health App Good for Your Health?

 The use of smartphone apps that assist in personal diet and fitness tracking has increased steadily over the years since the first smartphone, but interest in this technology has seen particularly rapid growth in recent years with the rollout of products like the Nike+ Fuelband and related apps, and most recently, Apple's iOS 8 Health app. What is the Health app? In short, the Health app tracks your sleep, nutrition, vitals, and body measurements. Let's take a look at some o… [Read More]

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