Public Health Emergency: NYC Measles Outbreak

On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a public health emergency due to the recent measles outbreak. There have been 250 cases of measles, most of which have been found in children under 18. The measles outbreak has also primarily affected the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. 

Formal Proposal: Food Deserts in Detroit

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/4kr2hSgQf8GW382kn/share?sk=475b354c-e58f-4359-aa08-218da664afc2 2. Persona and POV statement Persona:

Persona name: Amy James

Age: 44

School/occupation: Secretary at Jones Day law firm

Location: Urban Detroit

Quote: My family is everything!

Higher Fish Intake Reduces Asthma in Children

I was looking in the NPR news recently when I came across an article from medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University that said having children eat fish can reduce the effect of asthma in children. Fish is known to have many omega 3's which have been linked to the reduction of inflammation caused by air pollution.

Food Consumption Growth per Capita

In the graphic presented, we can see per capita food consumption growing significantly in the next decades. The trend is that more and more people are consuming higher calorie diets. Obvious effects of this are heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. The average person needs around 2000-2500 calories a day for a general healthy diet. This article presents a scary statistic that by 2030, only 1 out of 7 people are expected to be comuning diets of less than 2500 calories.

New York Sues Family Behind OxyContin

The opioid epidemic has been a news story that I have been following for a while. If you are not familiar, the United States has had a huge problem with opioid addiction and drug overdose in the last decade. Government and public health officials have been trying to reign in this problem for a while now. In the latest news, New York state just sued the family that started the drug OxyContin. OxyContin is a drug that New York has claimed "sparked the nation's opioid crisis".

San Francisco E-Cigarettes

Last week, San Francisco made history. For the first time ever, a city in the United States put its first ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, specifically the Juul, until the federal government regulates vaping policies. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said San Francisco, Chicago and New York sent a joint letter demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluate the effect of e-cigarettes on public health.

Public Health Emergency: NYC Measles Outbreak

On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a public health emergency due to the recent measles outbreak. There have been 250 cases of measles, most of which have been found in children under 18. The measles outbreak has also primarily affected the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. 

Higher Fish Intake Reduces Asthma in Children

I was looking in the NPR news recently when I came across an article from medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University that said having children eat fish can reduce the effect of asthma in children. Fish is known to have many omega 3's which have been linked to the reduction of inflammation caused by air pollution.

Food Consumption Growth per Capita

In the graphic presented, we can see per capita food consumption growing significantly in the next decades. The trend is that more and more people are consuming higher calorie diets. Obvious effects of this are heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. The average person needs around 2000-2500 calories a day for a general healthy diet. This article presents a scary statistic that by 2030, only 1 out of 7 people are expected to be comuning diets of less than 2500 calories.

New York Sues Family Behind OxyContin

The opioid epidemic has been a news story that I have been following for a while. If you are not familiar, the United States has had a huge problem with opioid addiction and drug overdose in the last decade. Government and public health officials have been trying to reign in this problem for a while now. In the latest news, New York state just sued the family that started the drug OxyContin. OxyContin is a drug that New York has claimed "sparked the nation's opioid crisis".

San Francisco E-Cigarettes

Last week, San Francisco made history. For the first time ever, a city in the United States put its first ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, specifically the Juul, until the federal government regulates vaping policies. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said San Francisco, Chicago and New York sent a joint letter demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluate the effect of e-cigarettes on public health.

Chickenpox Lawsuit

Recently a Kentucky srtudent sued his school for limiting his extracurricular activities and banned him from school for not having his chickenpox vaccine.  This article by CNN outlines the issue further.  Apparently there was a chickenpox outbreak affecting over 32 students at the school, something that the school took serious actions towards.  This specific student is forced to miss the last of his senior year basketball season.

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Formal Proposal: Food Deserts in Detroit

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/4kr2hSgQf8GW382kn/share?sk=475b354c-e58f-4359-aa08-218da664afc2 2. Persona and POV statement Persona:

Persona name: Amy James

Age: 44

School/occupation: Secretary at Jones Day law firm

Location: Urban Detroit

Quote: My family is everything!

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