The 2x2 Project Tags the Best and Worst of Public Health in the News
Published April 4, 2014
The 2×2 Project seeks to translate emerging public health science through compelling and timely communication in order to elevate the conversation. Thus, an inherent part of our mission is to keep current on when and how public health science is featured in the news. Some is headline-worthy, some represents the successes and shortcomings of public health. And some just makes you go, “Hmm….” Our Communicating Health and Epidemiology Fellows (CHEFs) will tag the best and worst of public health in the news every Friday. We’re covering health beyond the headlines. The writing is on the wall.
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CIVIL LIBERTARIANS UNCOMMITTED TO MENTAL HEALTH BILL
Provision that allows court-ordered outpatient therapy splits mental health groups on federal bill
STRAP IT ON!
A graphic depiction of the link between helmet usage and protection from death when riding a motorcycle
SURVEY SAYS TREAT, DON’T JAIL DRUG USERS
Majority of Americans think drug abusers should be treated, not incarcerated
RUNNING TO YOUR DEATH
Too much of a good thing may shorten your life span
Medicare will publish billing data for 880K medical practitioners
DOCS GOING GREEN
Doctors show greater support for marijuana legalization than consumers
How some companies are harnessing the unique skill sets of individuals with Autism
Over 7 million people enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
QUEEN BEE LITTLE
“Instrumental targeting” of popular students is common, confirming Mean Girls theory
THANKS JENNY MCCARTHY
NYC measles outbreak spreads to the Lower East Side
The role unvaccinated infants take in epidemics