Public Health Law Blog Archive

Oct 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tanning Beds, Cancer and the Law

posted on Tue, Oct 11 2011 3:04 pm by Corey Davis

There is, in a cosmic sense, nothing particularly special about our sun. It is an unremarkable yellow dwarf, and it shares the Milky Way galaxy with somewhere between 200 and 400 billion other stars. Nevertheless, the sun is everything to us. If it were to stop radiating sunlight this afternoon, most life as we know it would cease within days. Luckily for us, the sun is in no danger of burning out any time soon. Unluckily for us, the same celestial body that sustains nearly all life on Earth can 

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Domestic Violence: Protection for All Victims

posted on Mon, Oct 10 2011 11:12 am by Cristina Meneses

As a legal service attorney, I handled several domestic violence (DV) cases each week. The large case load wasn’t surprising given that one-fourth of women in the United States experience violence from an intimate partner in their life time. DV affects millions of individuals across the United States, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Western Region Hosting Public Health Law and Policy Partnership Conference and Workshop

posted on Mon, Oct 3 2011 11:03 am by Daniel Orenstein

The Western Region is pleased to announce that it is hosting its Public Health Law and Policy: A Partnership Conference and Workshop this week at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. This sold-out event brings together over 100 public health practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, attorneys, health care professionals, administrators and others across all 11 states in the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington) to examine and discuss laws and policies that promote, protect, and improve the public’s health. Invited guests and participants 

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