Volume 1 Issue 2

Volume 1 Issue 2

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Editorial

Epidemiology and the Effects of Radioactive Contamination: Time for a New Approach

Christopher Busby*

The science (and art) of epidemiology is arguably the most important area of human investigation in the modern world. The environment of human beings (and indeed all life) has been changed by human activity. There is an exponential trend in novel exposures that never existed in evolutionary history and which follow technological alterations of the biosphere that began about one hundred years ago. Epidemiology is the pre-eminent guardian of human health.

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Research Article

The Keep Your Heart Healthy Project: Engaging Medical Students to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Allison Ducharme-Smith, David Alan Klein, Jasmine Rassiwala, Nilay S. Shah, Claudia Leung, Ashley Kim, Rabih Dahdouh, Stephen Havas*

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Chicago, especially in minority neighborhoods, yet is largely preventable through lifestyle modification. Lack of access to health care resources and limited health literacy among individuals in the community, combined with insufficient time, incentives, and training to conduct lifestyle counseling by physicians, contribute to the high prevalence of CVD.

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