Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jul 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Continuing Threat of Childhood Lead Poisoning

posted on Wed, Jul 31 2013 1:54 pm by Wayne Turner

In some ways the effort to combat elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) in children has been hampered by its own success.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Former Meth Labs a Public Health Threat and Financial Burden

posted on Thu, Jul 25 2013 11:12 am by Chelsea B. Treadwell and Gina Fioravanti

A recent news story profiled a young couple with a baby who had scraped together a down payment on a fixer-upper that would be their first home. Unbeknownst to the couple, the house was a former meth lab.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Two Worlds, One Goal

posted on Mon, Jul 22 2013 2:49 pm by Ed Christopher

The connections between health and transportation are varied and well documented. The confluence of the two is at the core of the recently formed Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee on Health and Transportation (H+T).

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

HPV and Michael Douglas

posted on Thu, Jul 18 2013 12:18 pm by Brett Baulsir

In a June story published in the British daily newspaper The Guardian, actor Michael Douglas made some surprising comments about the cause of his throat cancer. Specifically, he said his type of throat cancer was caused by contracting the human papillomavirus (HPV) through oral sex.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Newtown Six Months Later and Beyond

posted on Wed, Jul 17 2013 11:28 am by Jon S. Vernick

June 14, 2013 marked the six month anniversary of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In that same time period, in an average year, approximately 15,000 Americans are killed by gunfire.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thinking Critically about HIPAA Security Compliance

posted on Wed, Jul 10 2013 4:11 pm by Jennifer Bernstein

Last month I attended the 6th Annual National Institute of Standards and Technology/Office for Civil Rights (NIST/OCR) HIPAA Security Rule Conference in Washington, D.C. and I greatly expanded my knowledge of emerging threats to health information security.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Colorado’s Fight for Third Party Naloxone Legislation

posted on Mon, Jul 8 2013 11:49 am by Lisa Raville and Sarah Axelrath

Overdoses from opiate prescription drugs like Percocet and Oxycontin have tripled in Colorado in the last 10 years, and account for as many annual deaths as car accidents. Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses the effect of opiates in the brain, stopping a near-fatal overdose in its tracks — a literal life saver.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants and Health Care

posted on Mon, Jul 1 2013 2:31 pm by Song Choi Betzler

Health care and immigration are two important issues, each fraught with challenges. The U.S. Congress is currently struggling with whether and how it should combine these issues.

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