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The Vaping Debate and Health
Evidence and Unknowns

February 14th, 2020 Part of: , .

The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums The Vaping Debate and Health: Evidence and Unknowns Presented jointly with Reuters  Friday, February 14, 2020 Increasingly popular, vaping is hotly debated in healthcare and policymaking. On the one hand, advocates for e-cigarettes argue that they are a safer alternative to tobacco, which causes millions of deaths Read More…

The Future of National Health Insurance
Debates During a U.S. Presidential Election Year

January 13th, 2020 Part of: .

The Future of National Health Insurance: Debates During a U.S. Presidential Election Year Presented in collaboration with The Commonwealth Fund The Democratic Presidential debates have surfaced two very different visions for the future of national insurance in the U.S. One is building on the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010 by adding major changes, including Read More…

Recreational Marijuana and CBD
Public Attitudes, Science, and the Law

December 3rd, 2019 Part of: .

Recreational Marijuana and CBD: Public Attitudes, Science, and the Law Presented jointly with POLITICO LLC In the last decade, Americans’ relationship with cannabis has transformed: today, dozens of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use and American farmers can grow hemp on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, shoppers can find cannabidiol (CBD), which is Read More…

Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change
A Governors Roundtable

November 14th, 2019 Part of: .

Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable Presented jointly with Reuters Brief Video Highlight Thursday, November 14, 2019 Hammered by unprecedented natural disasters, parts of the United States have coped with raging wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes, dangerous heat levels, blizzards and floods. In addition, climate change has introduced new risks and Read More…

Drug-Resistant Infections
Confronting an Escalating Crisis

October 11th, 2019 Part of: .

The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums Drug-Resistant Infections: Confronting an Escalating Crisis Presented jointly with NBC News Digital Brief Video Highlight Friday, October 11, 2019 Antibiotics are a pillar of modern medicine. They have saved millions of lives. But as the use of antibiotics has increased, so has the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant microbes Read More…

The Measles Outbreak
Why Vaccines Matter

September 12th, 2019 Part of: .

The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums The Measles Outbreak: Why Vaccines Matter  Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Brief Video Highlight Thursday, September 12, 2019 The U.S. officially eliminated measles nearly 20 years ago. Yet, this year, more than 1,100 cases have been reported, despite being preventable by vaccine. The CDC Read More…