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Today in History: Children Receive First Polio Vaccine 

I recall my mother saying that the only thing she ever regretted being unable to do was ride a bike, a simple pleasure I well know in life -- and one that I take advantage of in commuting. Shortly after I was born, the doctors fused her kneecap, for muscles were deteriorating to a bad …

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Today in History: Roe v Wade 

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court passed a landmark ruling in the case of Roe versus Wade that recognized a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without political interference. The court held that a set of Texas statutes criminalizing abortion in most instances …

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Today in History: Prohibition Becomes Law 

Ratified on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes”. This law was influenced by the Temperance Movement, which began in the early 19th century -- a movement that started with the conservative use of alcohol but led to the campaign …

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Smoking Guns, Smoking Mirrors: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

Several years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a glass store front in our NYC Yorkville neighborhood still displays the devastating sign in bold black ink, "We will always remember our little angels." Twenty miniature wax angels in Royal Stewart gowns symbolize the innocent children who lost their lives on that fateful day, December 14th, 2012, while they numbingly …

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Today in History: The Black Death 

The Black Death or Bubonic Plague dates back to March 20, 1345 when, according to scholars at the University of Paris, there was "a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius." This deadly disease left 50 million people dead from a bacterium transmitted by the fleas of rats. Flu-like …

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Strage Prize 2015 with Sonali Rajan 

The Strage Junior Faculty Prize committee honors Sonali Rajan as the 2015 Strage Prize recipient. Since 2012, Dr. Rajan has served as the Assistant Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. At TC, her work has focused chiefly on identifying patterns of risk behavior among youth, …

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Jump start health!: practical ideas to promote wellness in kids of all ages 

Title: Jump start health! : practical ideas to promote wellness in kids of all ages Author: David Campos Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, c2011 Call no.: RJ101 .C324 2011 From the Publisher: This dynamic resource will help classroom teachers jump start their students on a path to a healthy lifestyle. The author …

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Library Presentation for HBSS 6510, Research Seminar in Health Education and HBSS 7501, Dissertation Seminar in Health Education 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor John Allegrante's and Ray Marks's Spring 2011 courses HBSS 6510, Research Seminar in Health Education and HBSS 7501, Dissertation Seminar in Health Education. These e-resources have been selected …

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