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Rebecca Katz, Ph.D.,MPH

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Postpartum Mental Health: Raising Awareness

September 30, 2014

It’s supposed to be this amazing time in your life – you’re a MOM!.  A new baby!  Maybe it was one that was planned, maybe not. Maybe it’s something you’ve worked very hard for – fertility treatment, acupuncture, herbs, charting, temperature taking, sex on demand and the list goes on. Or maybe this pregnancy was…

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CrossFit- To Love or Not To Love

February 7, 2014

I used to be an athlete. I was active. I played sports in college. In my 20’s I ran, kickboxed, and made a daily trip to the gym.  When I was pregnant with my first kid, I use to tell people, “I’m not worried about losing the weight. I know how to exercise.” And I’m an…

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Public Health Mythbusters:Do everyday appliances increase our risk for cancer?

September 9, 2013

Researched and written by Nisha Puntambekar and Andrea Vaught This is the second round of our Public Health Mythbusters series where we address another major health concern that has been appearing more frequently in the news: cancer risks associated with common household items. We have all read the articles about microwaves and cell phone usage…

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Public Health Mythbusters: What’s the Deal with Plastics?

August 16, 2013

Public Health Mythbusters: what’s the deal with plastics? co-authored by Nisha Putambekar and Andrea Vaught. Nisha Putambekar is a Research Associate and Andrea Vaught is a Research Assistant, working with Professor Rebecca Katz at George Washington University, Department of Health Policy  – August 16, 2013 Each day we find ourselves constantly bombarded by the news,…

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