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Chemical Exposures and the Brain
The Flint Water Crisis and More

February 19th, 2016 Part of: .

Watch the live webcast here on Friday, February 19, 2016 SPECIAL TIME: Noon-1pmET CHEMICAL EXPOSURES AND THE BRAIN: The Flint Water Crisis and More Presented in Collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH Part of THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of children to unsafe lead levels, Read More…

The Aging Workforce
Challenges and Benefits for the Public's Health

February 11th, 2016 Part of: .

THE AGING WORKFORCE: Challenges and Benefits for the Public’s Health According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s population aged 65 and over is projected to be more than 83 million in 2050 — almost double the estimated population of 43 million in 2012. This Forum examined how the growing, greying labor force impacts workplaces and Read More…

Cancer and Diet
The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More

January 15th, 2016 Part of: .

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, advisor and supporter of this Forum in addition to others in the The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums series. CANCER AND DIET: The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More Presented in Collaboration with The Huffington Post and in Association with Harvard Read More…

Climate Change
Health and Disease Threats

December 16th, 2015 Part of: .

CLIMATE CHANGE: Health and Disease Threats Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on Read More…

Medical Tests
Inaccuracies, Risks and the Public's Health

December 11th, 2015

MEDICAL TESTS: Inaccuracies, Risks and the Public’s Health Presented in Collaboration with STAT Moderator: Sharon Begley, Senior Science Writer, STAT Without question, medical testing has saved lives and bettered patient care. But what happens when tests are inaccurate or unnecessary? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently raised alarms about a growing class of tests Read More…

The Modern Slave Trade
Public Health Impacts

November 10th, 2015

THE MODERN SLAVE TRADE: Public Health Impacts Presented in Collaboration with PRI’S The World & WGBH A global scourge, human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that traps millions of people in lives of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Political instability and extremism leave people, especially women and children, vulnerable to predation. In this Read More…

Drug Pricing
Public Health Implications

October 23rd, 2015 Part of: .

DRUG PRICING: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums Presented in Collaboration with Reuters and in Association with Harvard Health Publications We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, advisor and supporter of this Forum in addition to others in the The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Read More…

The European Refugee and Migrant Crisis

October 6th, 2015

THE EUROPEAN REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CRISIS Staggering numbers of refugees and migrants are flooding into Europe, fleeing war and political instability and seeking safe haven and economic opportunity. They are risking their lives on perilous journeys into an uncertain future. Who are the refugees and migrants, and what forces are driving them from their homes? Read More…