Author Archives: The 2x2 project

Fat Chance!

A study that casts doubt on whether being overweight is associated with a shorter life span has sparked 2013’s first public health controversy.

Hurricane Sandy and Public Health

By Abdul El-Sayed Published October 30th, 2012 In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, it would be all too easy to blame some of its victims for refusing to heed mandatory evacuation orders. Twenty-six people are dead along the storm’s path, and nearly 100 homes are destroyed. New York’s iconic subway system is under water,

Three Strikes For Aging Inmates

By Josh Brooks Published November 5, 2012 Imagine your run-of-the-mill nursing home—a brick building with individual rooms for each of the elderly residents many of whom have chronic conditions, periodic infections, and the need for continued care. Now, pack two or more of those residents in each room, put bars on the doorway, wrap a