I recently experienced one of the biggest scares of my life when my dad wound up in the emergency room for his failing heart. My dad, who is 59 years old, suffered a heart attack seven years ago around this time of year. In an eerie coincidence, the day he had his heart attack, […]
Hanhsi Indy Liu and Hisham Ali Alsabt are SJD candidates at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Arabian Gulf countries, known for their high oil revenues and low tax rates for decades, have recently been suffering from declining oil revenues. To reduce their reliance […]
Hanhsi Indy Liu is an SJD candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Sarah Roache is the director of Global Health Law LL.M. Program and Capacity Building Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Supporters of regulations to reduce consumption of […]
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Aging is inevitable. It happens to all of us, and it is not a homogeneous experience. It impacts everyone differently and on different timelines. There are a variety of issues that affect aging populations, such as ever increasing healthcare costs, the depletion of Social Security funds, and the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Aging American […]
This blog post was co-authored by Javier Saladich, a Summer Research Intern at the O’Neill Institute. Javier is a third year law student at ESADE Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain. Last month, two prominent African American pastors and a public health organization sued a major soda manufacturer and soda industry body, alleging that […]
Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator. However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work. This blog post examines how public health is […]
Posted in Global Health, Health reform, Healthcare, Non-Communicable Diseases ; Tagged: activity, biking, built environment, Cancer, community, Diabetes, exercise, health, heart disease, infrastructure, NCDs, stairs, walking.
Hanhsi Indy Liu is an SJD candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Sarah Roache is a Senior Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: email@example.com. Advocates for public health-based soda taxes had two important victories this month: a Pennsylvania appeals […]
Accurate genetic testing stands to transform modern medicine by offering effective, personalized treatment. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized marketing of the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic health risk (GHR) tests. Individuals in the US can now purchase DTC tests and gain potentially useful information on their genetic predisposition to 10 diseases […]
Although it may seem like a harmless part of everyday life, high salt intake contributes to serious health risks that cause millions of deaths each year. This World Salt Awareness Week, we examine the health impacts of excess sodium intake, key sources of sodium in our diets, and an innovative regulatory intervention that can help […]
President Trump’s budget blueprint slashes several social programs, including eliminating the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, which provides after school care to students of high-poverty and low-performing schools including snacks and meals, and cuts to funding for meals on wheels. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the cuts to after school […]
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