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Really excited to engage in this conversation at my alma mater @BUSPH!! Registration is open. twitter.com/busph/status/1… Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Speed of processing is how fast the brain moves information, and it underlies cognitive abilities like word recall and decision making. A new study finds that consuming wild blueberries daily for six months improved brain processing speed in older adults. independenttribune.com/news/local/new…

Ever seen Zombie Rameses? (You're NOT ready.) Our new @UNCSPHdean, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, braved the UNC Zombie Preparedness event today to spread the word about our Gillings on the Ground training program. After all, "If you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything." 🧟‍♂️ 🐏

test Twitter Media - Ever seen Zombie Rameses? (You're NOT ready.) Our new @UNCSPHdean, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, braved the UNC Zombie Preparedness event today to spread the word about our Gillings on the Ground training program. After all, "If you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything." 🧟‍♂️ 🐏 https://t.co/obH7JI3sdh
test Twitter Media - Ever seen Zombie Rameses? (You're NOT ready.) Our new @UNCSPHdean, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, braved the UNC Zombie Preparedness event today to spread the word about our Gillings on the Ground training program. After all, "If you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything." 🧟‍♂️ 🐏 https://t.co/obH7JI3sdh
test Twitter Media - Ever seen Zombie Rameses? (You're NOT ready.) Our new @UNCSPHdean, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, braved the UNC Zombie Preparedness event today to spread the word about our Gillings on the Ground training program. After all, "If you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything." 🧟‍♂️ 🐏 https://t.co/obH7JI3sdh
test Twitter Media - Ever seen Zombie Rameses? (You're NOT ready.) Our new @UNCSPHdean, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, braved the UNC Zombie Preparedness event today to spread the word about our Gillings on the Ground training program. After all, "If you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything." 🧟‍♂️ 🐏 https://t.co/obH7JI3sdh

“There are a lot of abandoned people who were on pain medications who cannot get access to adequate pain management anymore. They are therefore, increasingly, turning to the street. We hear those stories every day,” says Dr. @nabarund. time.com/6214811/overdo…

The omicron variant of COVID-19 not only spreads faster—it's also more likely to fool common home tests. "[We should take the less than ideal performance of antigen tests] into account when suggesting action based on test results," says Dr. Charles Poole. webmd.com/lung/news/2022…

Our Nutrition Research Institute shares some interesting findings around wild blueberries and brain performance. 🫐 🧠 twitter.com/UNC_NRI/status…

Speak with representatives from a variety of public health programs at @TIPHtweets's graduate school fairs! Tomorrow's virtual mini fair on 9/22 runs from 12pm-2pm ET and features all of the tagged universities. Register and learn more here: aspph.org/event/tiphmini… Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Increasing population, urbanization and economic growth are putting more and more pressure on urban water supply systems — and the effects of climate change only add to the challenges. Are inter-utility agreements the answer? smartwatermagazine.com/news/smart-wat…

@fidlurn Weird. Thanks for the heads up. I'll ask facilities to do a resupply ASAP!

Dasgupta points out that law enforcement authorities rarely communicate pertinent information to the public, such as where to find naloxone. He warns that “if you don’t pair an action with the alert, you’re wasting an opportunity to redirect that uproar into prevention.”

"That’s the big missing piece from these DEA alerts," he says. "We don’t have a sense of what the health harms are. All we get is panic. We would love to know what these substances are cut with that could be causing lung problems." (2/3)

Dr. @nabarund analyzes the composition of street drugs—which are often cut with everything from obscure chemicals to common painkillers—and publishes that information to help users be aware of what they’re consuming. (1/3) twitter.com/newrepublic/st…

Street drugs are changing rapidly and pose great risks to public health. Dr. @nabarund believes that involving people who use drugs in his research is essential to truly understanding the issue. csuspur.org/podcast/the-sc…

Alcoholic drinks need stronger — and larger — warnings about #cancer risk, experts say. Current labels stress the dangers of drinking and driving, but nearly 70% of Americans don't realize beer, wine and liquor are linked to various forms of cancer. phillyvoice.com/alcohol-cancer…

Do some foods really suppress appetite? Not in the long-term, says Dr. Martin Kohlmeier, because, "The body has mechanisms that defend weight viciously. From an evolutionary perspective, the biggest risk to humanity was starvation." bbc.com/future/article…

#UNC will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with events ranging from lectures to workshops. Learn from @UNC_CLC Director Josmell Perez on how this year's theme of "Vivir Mi Vida," focuses on the stories of UNC's Latinx community unc.live/3UpXJPh Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Are you registered to vote?!? I’ll be out of town for #APHA on Election Day so I plan to early vote. What’s your plan? #votingispublichealth Retweeted by UNC Public Health

We just had a two-hour community conversation about how our new Office of #EnvironmentalJustice can best protect public health. Thanks to @UNCpublichealth for hosting and @ncdhhs (among many others) or joining. I can’t thank today’s many participants enough. Retweeted by UNC Public Health

#EpiTwitter — Could you please help spread the word? As you know, fighting misinformation is a big part of public health communications.

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Dana Crawford

Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!