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Category Archives: Non-Communicable Diseases

02.11.19

Reality check: Cigarettes are the only reason reduced risk tobacco products are even a thing

By Darlene Huang

First, a confession. I’m a total public health nerd. I’ve been absolutely captivated by the prevention of disease at a population level since I was introduced to the concept late in college. From the science that drives it to the programs, policies, and laws that either embrace or hinder it and everything in between and […]

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01.25.19

Develop your skills blending law, science, and policy as a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

By Darlene Huang

At my high school graduation, a friend and I had a short dialogue speaking to our graduating class about where our futures were headed. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I asked her. She confidently answered, “A horse.” After an awkward moment or two went by, she continued with, “Or at […]

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12.11.18

Furthering Tobacco Control Requires a Broader Perspective

By Darlene Huang

Tobacco control efforts in the U.S. have predominantly been a state, local, and increasingly tribal endeavor with landmark federal reports and legislation spurring or guiding local actions. When I started in tobacco control at the local level in 2006, the CDC’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs was our roadmap. It focused our efforts […]

08.10.18

Preventive Care and The Health Coach Revolution

By Mehgan Gallagher

There has been a recent surge of talk about health coaches popping up in gyms, doctors’ offices, and in magazines.  A health coach is someone who is educated in the field of exercise, nutrition, diet, and overall well-being.  The Institute for Integrative Nutritiondefines a health coach as “a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates […]

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07.27.18

Progress Towards Addressing Health Challenges and Inequity in Namibia

By Drew Aiken

  Last week, the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services launched the 2018-2022 National Strategic Plan and held the inaugural National Health Assembly. The National Health Assembly is a forum to discuss health issues and challenges in the country, including the development of the UHC framework which is presently underway. National Health Assemblies have […]

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01.25.18

GULF COUNTRIES IMPOSE NEW TAXES ON TOBACCO AND SUGARY DRINKS, DOUBLING PRICES TO A HISTORICAL HIGH

By Han-Hsi Indy Liu

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: hl580@georgetown.edu or ha374@georgetown.edu. 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 […]

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10.27.17

SAN FRANCISCO SODA WARNING RULE CHILLS PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS

By O’Neill Institute

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: hl580@georgetown.edu. Supporters of regulations to reduce consumption of […]

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08.28.17

Aging Gracefully: Exploring Issues of Particular Importance for Aging American Indians and Alaska Natives

By Mehgan Gallagher

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 […]

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08.14.17

New litigation challenges Big Soda’s marketing strategy

By Sarah Roache

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 […]

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