Public Health Law Blog Archive

Nov 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Fundamental Need to Support Informal Caregivers

posted on Fri, Nov 20 2015 2:19 pm by Jenna Snyder

Increasingly, older American's are receiving care from informal caregivers, such as a relative. Caring for a vulnerable disabled person with poor mental health or physical impairments can be demanding, overwhelming and stressful. Despite the tremendous responsibilities associated with caregiving, the role of informal caregivers has not been adequately acknowledged.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

GMOs: The Scientific and Legal Debate

posted on Tue, Nov 10 2015 2:40 pm by Austin Roche

On July 27, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, a bill that would prevent states from requiring GMO labeling on food products. If signed into law, the bill would invalidate a Vermont statute set to take effect in 2016, which would require food product manufacturers to label goods containing GMOs as “produced with genetic engineering.”

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Title VI Complaints: A Route to Improved Physical Education?

posted on Thu, Nov 5 2015 12:27 pm by Kim Weidenaar

As high obesity rates and associated negative health effects continue to plague the U.S., policymakers, government officials and advocacy groups are exploring new solutions. Several advocacy groups in California are addressing this issue by challenging the lack of physical education in public schools.

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