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FDA Gearing Up For ‘New Era Of Smarter Food Safety’

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Originally published by Forbes on October 15, 2019. Written by Tommy Tobin. Following the enactment of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”) in 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) embarked on a series of regulatory efforts to increase […]

Our Diets are Killing Us and Doctors aren’t Trained to Help

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Originally published by The Hill on October 18, 2019. Written by Emily M. Broad Leib; Stephen Devries, M.D.; and Walter Willet, M.D., Ph.D. What if your doctor failed to talk to you about the most important threat to your health? […]

One by One, They’re Making a Difference

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Originally published by Harvard Gazette on October 18, 2019. Written by Alvin Powell. Sarah Lockridge-Steckel left Harvard College in 2009 and headed to Memphis, Tenn., where she co-founded The Collective, a nonprofit that works with schools, businesses, and community groups […]

Hep C Drug Access Still Problematic

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Excerpt from POLITICO’s Prescription Pulse, published October 15, 2019. Written by Sarah Karlin-Smith. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School sent a letter to CMS complaining that more than half of […]

If Food is Medicine, Why Isn’t It Taught At Medical Schools?

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Originally published by New Food Economy on October 14, 2019. Written by Jessica Fu. Earlier this year, Mount Sinai, the biggest hospital network in New York City, invested in a meal delivery service. Though it seemed like an unusual move [...]

New Job Opportunity: Mississippi Delta Fellow, 2020

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The Mississippi Delta Fellowship connects recent law school graduates to on-the-ground, community-centered work in the Mississippi Delta. Based in the heart of the South and home of the Blues, the Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to inform and catalyze community […]

Harvard Law School & NVHR Launch Updated Data on Discriminatory Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions in 52 Medicaid Programs and Send Letter to CMS Urging an End to State Violations of Federal Medicaid Law

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The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today launched an update to “Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access,” an interactive project grading all 50 state Medicaid programs, […]

Doctors Only Spend One Hour Learning About Nutrition in Four Years of Medical School—It’s Not Enough

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Originally published on October 8, 2019 by Well + Good. Written by Emily Laurence. “Food is medicine.” It’s a refrain you hear a lot—including from doctors. Which is why it’s surprising news that MDs aren’t taught exactly how food and […]

Ride Sharing Can Be Crucial to Better Health Outcomes

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Published on October 4, 2019 by Scientific American. Written by Mark Switaj. f you pay any attention to the news around health care, you have probably heard it said that your zip code matters more for your health than your […]

Harvard Group Recommends Increased Nutrition Education For Doctors

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Published on October 4, 2019 by Forbes. Written by Tommy Tobin. Many chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, are related to diet and nutrition. Although many diet-related diseases are highly correlated with poor health outcomes, U.S.-trained doctors receive little […]