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Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation
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Dr. Devra Davis never seems to write out of mere interest but rather out of conviction; she has a personal stake in the issues she covers. In Smoke Ran Like Water, she crusaded against pollution, an issue that devastated her home town of Donora, PA. Now, in Disconnect, Devra Davis brings to our attention a topic which affects us all: cell phone radiation.
NYC's Organ Donor Vehicle
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It is no secret that organ donations in the U.S. do not meet the needs of the public; there are generally 100,000 people waiting for donor organs at any given time. 1 This remains true despite both the efforts to make registering as an organ donor easier and the widespread publicity of the multiple lives a single organ donor can save.
TuftScope In Focus: Obesity Is Still A Global Worry
Obesity in the United States and in other parts of the world has been an increasing threat to public health during the past several decades. Despite numerous initiatives cropping up both domestically and abroad, the rate of obesity has shown few promising signs of positive change. Several recent studies suggest more drastic measures are needed to halt the growth of the single leading cause of preventable death in the world.
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FROM THE EDITORS' DESK
We are happy to announce our website is up and running once again! We apologize for our hiatus and inactivity on the web. While we are still working on improving our site, we encourage you to reach out to us for any help in navigating the site, or any inconveniences you experience.
While we were away, we certainly were not inactive. Here's what you missed while we were away:
-In the spring of 2013, we were awarded with the Tufts University Synergy Award for our Winter 2013 special issue, in which with worked with EPIIC and the Institute for Global Leadership. We built on our success with a subsequent collaboration with the One Health Initiative and the Pre-Health Collaborative for the Spring 2014 issue merited a second nomination.
-Throughout the spring of 2014, we also worked with the Tufts University Emergency Medical Services in their panel discussing emergency care during the Boston Marathon bombings.
Our Fall 2014 issue has just been published, and we encourage you to read through it and participate in our online discussion. Follow us on Facebook to get updates on our work. Outside submissions will be due March 1 for our Spring 2015 issue.
Thank you for your readership!
Prachi Sharma & Joseph St. Pierre
HAVE A GREAT WINTER BREAK
Fall 2012 issues are now available on this website and around campus. Pick up your copy today!
TUFTSCOPE HOSTS SPEAKING EVENT WITH MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE
On February 3, 2011 Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville spoke about ShapeUp! Somerville. ShapeUp! Somerville is a nationally recognized program, lauded by Michelle Obama, which aims to combat childhood obesity. The Mayor was introduced by President Larry Bacow. For more information on this topic go to the featured interview in the Fall 2010 edition of TuftScope.
TUFTSCOPE WINS 2009-2010 IMAGINATION AWARD
At an award banquet Thursday night (4/29), the Tufts Office for Campus Life presented TuftScope with the Imagination Award (Innovation and Creativity Award), aimed at recognizing a student organization which has "successfully implemented an innovative way to fulfill its mission within the Tufts community".
This award reflects the achievements of all the journal staff involved in the implementation of the new format and expanded internet platform. Deserving of special recognition are the efforts of Max Leiserson (Associate Web Editor); Eriene-Heidi Sidhom (Associate News and Analysis Editor); Caroline Melhado (Associate Research Highlights Editor); Eliza Heath, Avigya Shrestha, Cole Archambault (Associate Manuscript & Layout Editors); and the extended writing team on the TuftScope Blog.
-Michael Shusterman and Ron Zipkin
Recent posts from the TuftScope staff blogging about health, ethics, and policy.
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