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Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

These posts look at health in the context of the countries, states, cities, and areas we live in – where policy, politics, and population health science has an impact on the health of our families.

The Scully Effect: How Agent Scully Shaped A Generation of Women in Science

By , and January 17, 2018 No Comments

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the time when late Generation X and Early Millennials (a cohort sometimes called Xennials) were entering their peak television consumption years, women were significantly underrepresented on TV.  In fact, in this era there were fewer women on TV, and fewer women depicted in professional careers, than there were […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

FDA Warns Parents Against Using Homeopathic Products with Belladonna

By February 2, 2017 2 Comments

Last Friday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents to stop using oral teething tablets that include belladonna as an ingredient. These tablets are marketed under a variety of names, however, the brand name the FDA specifically investigated were the popular Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The FDA found that the amount of belladonna […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments

The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

We All Lose When Scientists Can’t Talk to the Public

By January 25, 2017 No Comments

Rather unexpectedly operations here at ground to a halt on Monday. Discussions I’d been having with subject matter experts on a variety of topics ended without warning. On Tuesday I was trying to find a subject matter expert to address a topic, only to not hear back from anyone. After hours responses trickled in […]

Categories: Announcements, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

Why the Science Community is Concerned about Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump

By and January 10, 2017 No Comments

After meeting with President-Elect Trump today Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told reporters that “[Trump] asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.” He also clarified that Trump had called the meeting and he felt that the discussion went “very well.” There have been a number of people who have taken meetings with […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

How to Survive the Holidays Post Election

By and November 20, 2016 No Comments

No matter who you voted for in this presidential election, we certainly witnessed history. Since the early morning hours of November 9, emotions have run high, and stayed high. The election rhetoric from President-Elect Donald Trump was divisive, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself is a polarizing figure, which has lead people to […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health