February is American Heart Month, a time for many Americans to pause and consider how their lifestyle, diet, and family history might affect their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. Additionally, the healthcare costs of heart disease are staggering: the CDC reports that heart disease costs $219 billion dollars annually, and these [...]

When Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20th, he will be faced with one of the greatest challenges in modern history: confronting the ongoing and worsening climate crisis, and environmental injustice around the country. While his predecessor spent much of his time in office rolling back climate regulations and disempowering federal regulators, President-elect Biden promises to combat the climate crisis head-on.  But he can’t do it alone-- [...]

Contaminated Water Could Threaten The Immune System. Did This Contribute to the COVID-19 Pandemic? There is no shortage of disturbing news these days, especially pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and global health crisis. But could contaminants in our water have contributed to some of the social and public health disparities we have seen throughout the pandemic?  The racial and socioeconomic inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic are well-documented. [...]

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