Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Dentists tapped for new role: Drug screenings

A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a checkup of our teeth as patients are increasingly screened for medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A new study by researchers at Columbia University's ...

Aug 13, 2015
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PTSD raises odds of heart attack and stroke in women

Women with elevated symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder consistent with the clinical threshold for the disorder had 60 percent higher rates of having a heart attack or stroke compared with women who never experienced ...

Jun 29, 2015
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Obesity-related behaviors increase when school's out

Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public ...

Jul 14, 2015
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Medicaid: No longer the welfare medicine afterthought

July 30, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the program transformed the lives of millions of Americans who previously were unable to afford healthcare coverage. In ...

Jul 07, 2015
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