Too Good to Be True? Dissecting Health in the News

  If you're like me and watch the nightly news, you'll notice that there is almost always at least one new health topic being discussed.   "Revolutionary studies" such as ones that show coffee "causes" cancer can be very misleading. Seeing headlines for new health studies can be very frustrating for researchers, especially those in the …

What is Public Health?

I eat, sleep, and breathe public health.  Yet, the question I am most frequently asked is what is public health? The definition of public health according to the American Public Health Association is "Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play."  However, this definition in my …