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12.15.16

Celebrating 10 years of the Convention on Disability Rights

By Anna Roberts

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) by the United Nations General Assembly. The Convention has been ratified by 170 countries and established frameworks and reporting requirements to ensure the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in social, political and economic […]

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11.22.16

Foreign Aid and Health under the Trump Administration

By Anna Roberts

As many of my colleagues have expressed in their blog posts over the past week, there is a great deal of uncertainty about what a Trump administration will ultimately mean for health. Perhaps nowhere is this uncertainty more acute than in the realm of U.S. foreign aid and health. What hangs in the balance has […]

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11.07.16

Mountain Dew? More like "Mountain Don't".

By Anna Roberts

Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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11.07.16

Mountain Dew? More like “Mountain Don’t”.

By Anna Roberts

Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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10.03.16

No place to run: The forgotten vulnerabilities of the stateless

By Anna Roberts

Co-written by Anna Roberts & Mehgan Gallagher The world is facing a significant humanitarian crisis around forced migration with millions fleeing their homes to escape violence, war and persecution. In parallel to the forced migration crisis is a significant, vulnerable and often overlooked group of individuals, those who are stateless. A stateless person is someone […]

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06.30.16

Finding Calm in the Storm- Some Benefits of Meditation

By Anna Roberts

It can feel like now is a particularly difficult time to be a citizen of the World. The news is full of stories of insecurity from the violence and terror that continues to occur at a global scale both at home and abroad, fear of disease through the spread of the zika virus, economic uncertainty […]

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06.06.16

Ladies, know your hearts

By Anna Roberts

I wanted to share a creative and fun public health message that I ran across recently. Rosie O’Donnell, the stand up comedian and former daytime television host, suffered a massive heart attack in the summer of 2012. She didn’t realize that she was having a heart attack because the symptoms that she suffered were not […]

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04.15.16

Danger in the water: the epidemic of lead across America

By Anna Roberts

Lead exposure is a serious and widespread public health concern in the United States that has been highlighted recently through the tragedy in Flint, Michigan. Even small amounts of lead can have serious developmental effects, particularly children and pregnant women, and lead exposure can negatively affect nearly every bodily system. The CDC reports that despite […]

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