CUNY Institute for Health Equity Annual Conference: Equity Now

On Monday, May 8th, the CUNY Institute for Health Equity will host an inaugural conference at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. The theme of the conference is “Equity Now” and it will bring together students, faculty, community stakeholders, and leaders in health equity and health care from across the City University of New York … More CUNY Institute for Health Equity Annual Conference: Equity Now

Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of muscle tissues as a natural part of the aging process. I am excited to share Public Health Minute’s “Sarcopenia” segment by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College. Dr. Schoenfeld’s research shows that light weights produce similar gains in muscle mass … More Muscle Loss and Aging

Since May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it is important to shed light on a topic that is not commonly discussed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year, which is 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and … More

Aphasia & Speech-Language Pathologists

Since June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, it only seemed fitting to share Public Health Minute’s segment on “Aphasia” recorded by Dr. Mira Goral, who is a professor in Lehman College’s Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to the brain in which individuals may have difficulties in speaking, listening, … More Aphasia & Speech-Language Pathologists

World No Tobacco Day & Research

The American Psychopathological Association (APPA) Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for mental health specialists to learn about, discuss, and debate cutting edge issues in the topic area (http://www.appassn.org/). Last year in March 2015, I had the pleasure of supporting David Ortiz, a Lehman College Social Work student, present his research at the American Psychopathological … More World No Tobacco Day & Research