Lindsay Rosenfeld

3Qs: Allergic to home

Building char­ac­ter­is­tics — public housing or pri­vate duplex, tall or short, new or old — are asso­ci­ated with indoor aller­gens, according to a new study by North­eastern researchers.

Hortensia Amaro

3rd Annual Women of Courage – Lifetime Achievement Award for Hortensia Amaro

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At the age of ten, Amaro’s family forfeited everything to flee their native Cuba for a public housing development in Los Angeles. There, Amaro became keenly aware of the obstacles that people in urban communities had to overcome to access housing, health care, education, and support services for a variety of public health issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and prenatal care.

IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates

IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates at its 40th annual meeting today.  Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.