Public Health Is…Active Aging

The number one indicator of longevity is physical activity.  With the percentage of the American population over the age of 60 rapidly growing, it is time to promote activity in older adults.  A public health perspective looks not just at the decisions and actions of an individual person, but also the interpersonal, community, and structural […]

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Public Health is…Fragrance Free.

Is it a Saturday night hot date, or Monday morning interview? Do you feel that a spritz of perfume or hint of scented lotion will give you the extra oomph to make a lasting first impression? Or could you actually be exposing yourself to harmful phthalates?      What are phthalates? Phthalates are endocrine disrupting compounds that mimic […]

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