Food deserts are incredibly complex problems Recently, food has become the center of a revival of interest in cultures that make up Chicago. The smells, tastes, sounds, and even atmospheres created by cuisine allow both tourists and native Chicagoans to sample our city’s diverse cultural heritage. As such, food has become an increasingly popular and a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy what Chicago has to offer. In fact, one ...

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We have now entered a world where most the obviously good ideas are already taken. Someone has already invented the chair. Someone has already invented the desk. The spaces where innovation will occur now are in the crevices of where academic disciplines come together. By using paradigms from behavioral economics, I believe physicians and public health officials can navigate this uncharted interdisciplinary terrain to solve the U.S.’s current obesity problem. In ...

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What Detroits bankruptcy means for patients On July 18th 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. Early estimates size up Detroit’s as the biggest in history with composite debt figures approaching the ballpark of $20 billion. Through the eyes of a clinician why should we care and what does this mean for our practices. Detroit is dying. While filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy may give the city an extra lifeline, ...

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