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  2x2 News from Columbia‚Äôs Department of Epidemiology  
 
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER 2016
 
 
 
 
Heart diagram
 
 
Pre-diabetes may damage heart
 
A study of U.S. Hispanics with diabetes mellitus showed a link between impaired glucose regulation and adverse measures of cardiac function and structure.
 
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Kratom
 
Kratom: Health risk or harm reduction?
 
Silvia Martins looks at how the increasingly popular substance might be regulated in light of potential benefits and risks
 
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Box of fruits and vegetables
 
Fruits and vegetables may slow ALS
 
A diet rich in antioxidants and carotenoids is linked with better outcomes for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
 
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Mary Bassett
 
 
Mary Bassett: We must name racism as a cause of poor health
 
The 2016 winner of the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health spoke about how public health must confront racism and other forms of oppression
 
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EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Corburn, PhD, MCP
 
Upcoming CUEGR
 
Jason Corburn, PhD, MCP:
Urban health equity on a planet of cities
 
Wednesday, December 7
4-5:30pm
 
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C. Arden Pope, PhD
 
Upcoming Dean's Seminar
 
C. Arden Pope, PhD:
Air pollution and chronic disease
 
Thursday, December 8
11:30am-1pm
 
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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 27–November 15, 2016
 
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
 
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