Posts Dated Archive: November 2012

Binge drinking: enough already!

Share Kudos to Jessica Boten, Liz Chen and fellow Health Behavior students at UNC Last week, Master of Public Health student Jessica Boten’s opinion piece (developed in Professor Kurt Ribisl’s Theoretical Foundations of Behavioral and Social Science class) on binge drinking ran in the Daily Tar Heel. Sunday Nov. 25,… Read More

Cancer Prevention: Within our grasp

Share We’ve got the prevention ticket—people should be lining up! CDC: What is HPV? CDC: HPV Vaccines American Cancer Society: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Cancer, and HPV Vaccines A safe vaccine that prevents cancer is the holy grail of cancer prevention. There are safe vaccines that can prevent most cases… Read More

Storm Sandy and the public’s health

Preparedness at risk nationally At the same time that a devastating Hurricane Sandy roiled the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, the U.S. government is planning to scale back even further on funds for preparedness. After Sept. 11, 2001, it was clear that the U.S was inadequately prepared for a variety of… Read More