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Dr. Leana Wen Selected as New President of Planned Parenthood

Last week, it was announced that Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, will serve as the new president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, an organization that provides vital sexual and reproductive health care and education to millions of people around the world. Dr. Wen will be the first physician in almost 50 years…

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Disease, Environmental Health, Global, Health Policy, In the News, Reproductive Health, Research Findings, Uncategorized, Women's Health

Soot Happens

A new study released from the Queen Mary University of London has shown for the first time that air pollution exposure can affect a pregnant woman’s placenta. The placenta is a vital organ which develops during a woman’s pregnancy. It is responsible for providing nutrients and oxygen to a developing baby. In addition, it also…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Maria Leonora “Nori” Comello

Our IHC Colloquium class was recently joined by none other than Dr. Maria Leonora “Nori” Comello, Associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Comello spoke with our class about her research and work at UNC, describing her path to research and academia. Dr….

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Hurricanes & Our Health

As Hurricane Florence approaches, there are many worries on the minds of those who live in its path. Residents in the South Eastern United States are anxious about the wellbeing of their property, belongings, surrounding environment and loved ones. Along with these concerns, it’s important to be weary of how a destructive hurricane can also…

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New things to know about your cup of joe

The general public loves to scrutinize the coffee drinking habit. Multitudes are drinking it (in relatively large amounts) – so what does that mean for us? In recent years, research and public opinion has begun to favor the pros of drinking coffee. Some studies have even shown that there are significant health benefits which may…

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