Thoughts, Prayers, and Nausea

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Some months ago, after some prior scene of mass-casualty mayhem and bullet-riddled bodies, Nick Kristof argued passionately and persuasively for addressing gun violence within the context of public health. He sidestepped partisan ardors altogether, avoided the matter of gun control per se, and certainly made no mention of the Second Amendment. Instead, he elaborated the non-partisan commitment to reducing deaths in car crashes as a shared public health imperative, and suggested we might do the same for bullets crashing into bodies.

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Dr. David L. Katz
DAVID L. KATZ MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, is the founding director (1998) of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates. Dr. Katz has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine, and nutrition. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of well over half a million. In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.
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