Does a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Work When It Comes to Reducing Sodium Intake?

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FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY AMANDA LI Cardiovascular disease (CVD) currently ranks as the number one killer in the United States. In fact, one out of every four deaths can be attributed to CVD. In New York City, more than one in three adults lives with cardiovascular disease. Many factors contribute to CVD, but most research suggests that one …

New York’s Journey to Safe and Complete Streets

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate The bad news? Between 2005 and 2014, there were 3,007 pedestrian deaths in New York State. The good news? New York’s Pedestrian Death Index has decreased since 2014, meaning that it has become safer for pedestrians. This is despite the fact that, on average, states across the nation have actually become more dangerous …

Fighting Chronic Disease: The Battle Starts at a Young Age

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Almost a third of New York adults are obese, and in 2030, New York is projected to have well over 16.3 million cases of obesity-related chronic health issues—that’s more than 80% of New York’s current population. Since 2010, DASH-NY has been fighting to stop obesity and the diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, cancers, strokes, …

Guest Post: Why Transportation is a Public Health Issue

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BY SAM SHWARTZ ||| About 6 or 7 years ago I attended a meeting of the transportation committee of Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council. The co-chair, to my surprise, was a medical doctor- specifically a pediatrician. Dr. Kyran Quinlan explained his participation saying he was tired of seeing so many children in the ER after being struck by cars. He was …

Healthy Eating is About Economics For Many

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Fighting to put a meal on the table is increasingly common for people all over America, especially in urban areas where high prices and poor access to certain resources often limits food choices. More than 48 million households nationwide were food insecure in 2014, with rates rising higher than the national average in many poor households, particularly in African American …