Tag Archives: New Orleans

Healthography: The Geography of Food and Activity

Where we live shapes daily life, habits, and health – ask anyone in New Orleans who’s tried to walk on broken sidewalks or buy fresh produce in a neighborhood that lacks a full-service grocery store. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf … Continue reading

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Healthography: Early stress can impact long-term health

What happems to and around children in the earliest years of their life may set the trajectory for their long-term health and wellbeing, argues Dr. Katherine Theall, director of the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center. Theall, associate … Continue reading

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APHA is coming to New Orleans!

The annual American Public Health Association Annual Meeting is coming to New Orleans November 15-19 and we hope you will be there! Attending the APHA meeting and exposition is always a good professional move since it connects you with more … Continue reading

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Tulane report shows health disparities for women, girls in Greater N.O.

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health … Continue reading

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Crime and Violence in the Community: Public Health Solutions May Be the Answer

Headlines ring with the assertion that violent crime is epidemic – and researchers at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are responding as they apply classic public health approaches to stop the transmission of violence. All this in … Continue reading

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