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At Emory, defining the link between primary and mental health care

Researchers have known since the late 1980s that people with a serious mental health disorder are generally sicker and die younger than those without such a disorder. The weak link between mental health care and primary or specialist care is one that Emory's Benjamin Druss and Silke von Esenwein have sought to better define. Both professors are part of the Center for Behavioral Health Policy Studies, founded in 2013 and housed at the Rollins School of Public Health.

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The global supply of fruits and vegetables falls short of the needs of the population, according to a study by researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.

Low fruit and vegetable intake is a leading risk factor for death and disability globally and is attributed to approximately 1.7 million annual deaths worldwide. With current global dietary guidelines recommending a daily fruit and vegetable consumption of at least five servings, researchers analyzed whether the supply of fruits and vegetables is sufficient to meet current and growing population needs.

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Emory on Coursera: Understanding Violence

In their upcoming free, open-access Coursera course, “Understanding Violence,” Emory professors Deb Houry and Pamela Scully offer a multidisciplinary glimpse into the complex problem of violence. Coursera is Emory’s partner for MOOCs (massive open online courses). The class runs Sept. 3 through Oct. 22.

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Following CDC's recommended immunization schedule gives you the power to protect your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases by age 2.

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