Tag: Statistics

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Bench Mark Reports

How well does your hospital provide the maternity care that mothers want and babies need? According to Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital practices are a critical factor for successful breastfeeding and infant nutrition. It’s important for all infants to get a healthy start in life. For nearly…


Avoiding Nutritional Excesses

Good evening. It is 11.45 pm on a Saturday night here in New York City, and we are going to make an experiment. We are going to walk for 15 minutes, and we are going to try to count how many eating opportunities we encounter. We’ll start from Times Square then wander a little bit…


Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)


My name is Joel Cohen I’m Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University and at Columbia University in New York City.   My background is partially in public health and partially in applied mathematics. WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY DEMOGRAPHY? Why should you consider taking a course in demography in college? 

You will be growing up…