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Examining the Link Between Daylight Saving Time and Public Health

It's that time of year when the leaves change colors, the temperature turns colder, and the amount of daylight we have each day gets a lot shorter. Yes, my friends, it's the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). We turn our clocks back a full hour this Sunday (officially at 2 a.m.), and although there is the momentary joy of gaining an extra hour of weekend sleep, we also lose an hour of daylight. The twice a year changing of the clocks has been debated for nearly as long as we've been doing it. … [Read More]

Smoking Cessation: One of the Many Pulls on a Primary Care Provider’s Time

This past week, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly in Washington, D.C., as the guest of my dad, a family practice doctor. Although many of the sessions were not relevant (or, let's be honest, comprehensible) to my public health and preventative health background, I did attend some interesting lectures on smoking cessation, immunizations, and other topics that, while still obviously tailored to the primary care provider (PCP) audience, wer… [Read More]

What We Don’t Want To Know About Childhood Abuse

"What were they thinking?" "How could he do that?" "Why on Earth would she [insert undesirable behavior here]?!" These are all questions we often ask ourselves and those close to us after witnessing aggressive, hypersensitive, over-reactive behaviors. And often times we are quick to judge or react ourselves. Behavior is driven by something. It may be something small, it may be something huge, but it's definitely something. In this case, thesomethingI'm referring to is child abuse. Did you kno… [Read More]


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