Science & Health

Breast Cancer and the Environment

Columbia Center For Children's Environmental Health is offering new workshop to community organizations, workshop tittle: “Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors.”  This is a 60-90 minute workshop in which we share information on breast cancer rates, signs and symptoms, environmental risk factors, protective behaviors, and resources for more information. 

Science & Health: A Public Health Scientist Shares Lessons from Hurricane Katrina on preparing for severe weather and natural disasters

We don’t like to think about emergencies, but we must be prepared for them. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and prepared if an emergency happens.

Science and Health: Columbia Researchers use Cutting-Edge Science to Save Sight

Imagine having a disease where you slowly lose your sight—and there’s nothing that can be done about it. For some people, that is their reality. But thanks to new work by scientists at Columbia University, that might change.

Sustainable Housing: A Community Effort

Carolyn Zezima, an attorney and advocate for healthy housing and food systems, is also the president of NYC Foodscape, a New York-based consulting and advocacy firm focusing on urban agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition.

Science & Health: Sleep apnea: What's the connection to asthma?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlighted a recent study which found adults who suffer from asthma may have an increased chance of having sleep apnea.

Science & Health: Be a part of history by volunteering in the first of its kind Alzheimer’s research study!

Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop Alzheimer's disease.

Science & Health: “Protect Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently highlighted the importance of learning about the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV is common during the fall, winter and spring.

Science & Health: “Getting to School- A Neighborhood Report” by the Harlem, Brooklyn and Bronx District Public Health Offices

Physical activity helps children stay at a healthy weight and do better in school, but many New York City students do not get enough. Walking, biking or riding a skateboard or scooter are all great ways to add physical activity.

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