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In Support for Cancer Survivors, Questions Linger

Doctor holding the hand of an older adult patientWith 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and an anticipated 20 million by 2026, programs designed to support them—commonly known as survivorship programs—have become more prevalent and robust. These programs attend to the wide range of healthcare needs—everything from preventing the recurrence of cancer to counseling survivors on physical activity.

Posted:  January 5, 2017

Mapping Medical Marijuana

Temple's Center for Public Health Law Research examines how states are stepping up to the task of drug regulation.

At first blush, medical marijuana as a public health issue may appear relatively benign, and states continue to pass legislation allowing it: In the November general elections Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota passed initiatives, further normalizing the practice. But the profound and singular challenges of this issue can be found in an area of public health where we sometimes forget to look: the lawbooks.

Posted:  November 21, 2016