Public Health Law Blog Archive

May 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Emerging Trends: The Public Health Implications of Nanoparticle Regulations

posted on Fri, May 24 2013 9:40 am by Monica Hammer


Engineered nanoparticles, or particles that are intentionally engineered at the atomic and molecular scale to exhibit novel properties, have tremendous potential to foster innovation. But these innovative opportunities are not without risks. Some non-biodegradable nanoparticles may endanger health because they can be transported to places in the human body in new ways.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Public Health Law Q&A: The Supreme Court’s ACA Medicaid Decision

posted on Tue, May 21 2013 1:11 pm by The Network National Coordinating Center

Jane Perkins, Senior Attorney at the Network’s Southeastern Region and legal director at the National Health Law Program (NHELP), authored “Implications of the Supreme Court’s ACA Medicaid Decision,” in a recent issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.  In this Q&A, Jane gives an introduction to her article and how it addresses a critical public health issue.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Public Health Dilemma of Excessive Meat Consumption

posted on Thu, May 9 2013 12:14 pm by Adam Spiers

Americans eat a lot of meat. Despite being less than one-twentieth of the world’s population, Americans consume about one-sixth of the meat in the world.

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Prenatal Care: The Mother’s Day Gift that Gives Back

posted on Thu, May 9 2013 11:43 am by Susan Berke Fogel and Deborah Reid

Since the Department of Health and Human Services has declared May 12 the start of National Women's Health Week, here’s an idea for the perfect Mother’s Day gift: Timely and affordable prenatal care for any current or future mother-to-be.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Carrie Underwood is Upset: Should We Be Concerned About Ag-Gag Legislation?

posted on Wed, May 1 2013 8:11 am by Mathew Swinburne

Country singer, Carrie Underwood recently tweeted a warning to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Underwood threatened to show up on the Governor’s doorstep if he signed the Animal Cruelty and Abuse bill, which declares that anyone who photographs or films video of acts of animal cruelty must turn their material in to police within 48 hours.

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