Do voters have the right to know presidential candidates’ health histories? George Annas, School of Public Health On Monday, Donald Trump released a statement by his personal physician that said he’d lost 15 pounds in the last year, takes aspirin daily and a low dose of statin and has “astonishingly excellent” lab test results and blood pressure… Expert quote: “The public has a right to know […]

Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson? By William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies. “On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians […]

Teens have brand preferences when it comes to drinking, even though it’s illegal Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Ads for alcoholic beverages lure teens to imbibe, in spite of laws prohibiting them from doing so until they are 21… Expert quote: “When you examine the relationship between brand-specific advertising and underage youth consumption by brand, there is a very strong and consistent relationship.” View full article

Inside students’ heavy backpacks, why it’s too much and how to help Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College When they head off to school every morning, the students of today need their laptops and tablets and a charger for both. Yes, they still have to bring books for calculus, history, science and French… Expert quote: “They look like turtles; they’re walking forward, […]

Shedding stigma to stop suicides on college campuses Dori Hutchinson, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Colleges are trying to help students learn to cope while also addressing mental health issues… Expert quote: “We’re listening because there’s so much student distress out there and we know from the research… two-thirds of the students, when they’re really struggling, they don’t go […]