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You’re invited to UCLA webinar: Forecasting Depression in Los Angeles County 02/28

Dr. Jonathan Fielding invites you to participate in a webinar hosted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Health Advancement in partnership with the UniHealth Foundation.   “Making the Case for Strategic Investments in Mental Health Using Health Forecasts” February 28th 10:00 am- 11:00 am   This webinar is open to public agencies, community-based groups, hospitals, and non-profits interested […]

A Public Health Concern: Summer Music Festivals

Summer often marks the reprisal of long-awaited music festivals that students have paid months in advance for to watch their favorite artists play live. While many hope for a fun weekend with friends, music festivals have increasingly become a public health concern. HARD Summer Music Festival took place about two weeks ago. As overwhelmingly fun […]

Birth Control. There’s an App for That.

This week the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that would have shut the doors on half the state’s abortion clinics. I blogged about this case back in April, where I argued against restricting access to abortions and instead providing greater access to contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancies. Luckily, thanks to innovative health care, […]

Public Health: A vision in sight

Tiana Miller is a stand-up comic who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 20.  It took her another 2 years to qualify for Medicare because of disability, an exercise she describes as a full-time job in itself. During that time, lacking any insurance, she charged all of her treatments to a credit card, […]

Restricting Access to Abortions Will Backfire

Banning abortions won’t stop them from happening; it will just make them more likely to result in health complications or even death.   The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade landmark case in 1973 legalized abortion in all 50 states. However, in 1992 it was declared that states could pass restrictions that do not present an […]

Lowering the cost of fruits and vegetables may save lives

We hear it all the time. If we eat our fruits and vegetables it will help decrease our waistline and increase our overall health. However, many low-income and middle-income populations cannot afford these healthy foods, instead opting for packaged, processed foods that aren’t so good for their health. But what would happen to their health […]