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Public Health & Epistemologies of Ignorance

The field of public health has primarily thought about improving health by making changes for individuals. We try to get individual people to quit smoking, make dietary changes to combat obesity, and start using condoms or other safer sex practices to limit exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, all of these interventions focus only…

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Diseases and Conditions, Health Policy, In the News, Lifestyle, Mass Media, Tobacco

Top 5 “Wins” for Health in 2017

2017 has been one for the books! Our country inaugurated a new president, two major hurricanes swept through the South, the first solar eclipse in a 100 years, the riots in Charlottesville, and most importantly the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In the health-related realm there were many notably scientific and policy…

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Fitness, Nutrition

Teaching Old Recipes New Tricks

As the weather makes some serious changes here in North Carolina, I’m always looking for rich, comfort food that incorporates nutrient-dense vegetables. This week I came across an amazing recipe that not only boasts low-calorie options; it’s packed with flavor! Registered Dietitian Andrea Mathis features a beautiful Kale, Tomato, & Mushroom Egg White Frittata. This…

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It’s icing on the cake…and calories

Smaller portions equate to fewer calories. But what sized portions are you serving? If you’re like most people, your portions may be determined by images on food packaging, not by nutrition labels. Most individuals who consider calories while serving food do not take into account added ingredients. Packages may display multiple ingredients, like frosting and…

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