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Firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death among U.S. children and adolescents. A team of scientists has proposed a new research agenda, a critical step for reducing pediatric mortality.
Clear Air Taxi legislation more than doubled the fuel efficiency of yellow taxis in New York City and led to a decline in air pollution.
Several factors are behind the recent upsurge of measles, say Columbia pediatricians and public health experts.
- October 25, 2016
The Calderone Prize, the most prestigious award in public health, was presented to Dr. Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner since 2014.
- October 21, 2016
Adults over age 25 increased their use of marijuana after their states legalized medical marijuana, while use among teens and younger adults remained stable.
- October 19, 2016
Are sky-high drug prices justified? In the heat of the election season, Mailman’s Bhaven Sampat offers his perspective on balancing innovation and access.
- September 29, 2016
Four areas of U.S. policy need immediate attention to improve health care for an aging population, say Columbia aging experts in a new report.
- September 27, 2016
Columbia University researchers will participate in a seven-year NIH initiative to study the effect of a wide range of environmental factors on the health of children and adolescents.
- September 13, 2016
The Earned Income Tax Credit is more cost-effective than many other health interventions, finds a study by Mailman researchers.
- September 9, 2016
Health problems from 9/11 continue to affect people who were exposed to hazards when the World Trade Center towers collapsed 15 years ago.
- September 2, 2016
A study by Mailman researchers shows an uneven picture of states’ use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services.
- August 4, 2016
The annual suicide mortality rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than in the general population, Columbia University Medical Center researchers have found.
- July 26, 2016
Researchers found an odor identification test useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.