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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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Little tweaks that pack a healthy punch

Looking for a new year reset? These small steps can make a big difference when it comes to your overall health

Jan. 3, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting back on track after a tough year is a little easier when you're surrounded by an entire division full of crackerjack public health researchers. Fred Hutch writer Diane Mapes shares a few small steps that can make a big impact on your health in the new year.

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Fred Hutch, UW biostatistics ‘giant’ Norman Breslow dies

World-renowned public health researcher saved lives, inspired young scientists

Dec. 21, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

World-renowned biostatistician Dr. Norm Breslow, who spent more than 40 years at Fred Hutch, died December 9. Colleagues pay tribute to the mentor, mountaineer and major public health force.

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U.S. public health funding steadily falling, new study shows

$40 billion loss of funds since 2009 — and it’s already making a difference to our health, say Fred Hutch experts

Nov. 12, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study has determined that public health funding, which drives efforts like disease prevention and immunization services, has steadily declined since 2002. Fred Hutch experts weigh in on how this disturbing drop has already harmed our health.

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