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Looking to the Future of Tobacco Control: A Recap of 2013 SRNT Meeting

The annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco meeting, held recently in Boston, brought together researchers, agencies, advocates, and health care professionals for four days to learn about and share new, cutting-edge tobacco and nicotine science.    Following are some highlights:   The growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs): Tobacco use, specifically smoking, as well as exposure to secondhand smoke, is a key risk factor in all of the to… [Read More]

ESCAPE FIRE Documentary Sparks Conversation About How to Rescue Health Care

What if the way to save our health care system was right in front of us, but none of us could see it? That's the premise of ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, the award-winning film by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke that examines forces inherent in our health care system that make it so resistant to change. The documentary, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, made its television debut on CNN on March 10.   Treating Sick… [Read More]

Kick off National Nutrition Month Like a Third Grader. Pack Your Lunch

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. National Nutrition Month has been a staple for 40 years now, providing nutrition information as part of a campaign led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.   In that spirit, now is a great time to think about how to make healthier choices at the place where you spend the most time-your job. As I transitioned from full-time graduate student to full-time employee, I exp… [Read More]


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