Is being obese the determining factor?

On April 6th 2018, Dr. Heather Gardiner– associate professor at Temple University school of public health– spoke about BMI, obesity, and policy and practice considerations for eligibility for kidney transplantation. She began with presenting some stats: prevalence of end stage renal disease is 9.5 times greater in American Indians, and 3.7x greater in blacks whenContinue reading Is being obese the determining factor?

Is mixed-income housing the solution?

The documentary “Unnatural Causes: Place Matters” demonstrates that place determines what physical or chemical agents you might be exposed to, and ultimately determines health. Health is socially patterned, and it has been found that in Richmond, California, there are higher rates of asthma, cancer and diabetes. This is because the “choices of an individual isContinue reading Is mixed-income housing the solution?