The intense impact of COVID-19 continues playing out in new headlines each day, but it’s important we step back – both as a medical community and as individuals – and consider the various ways we can prevent serious harm from this disease and others.

The article below notes that obesity is a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness and death and it remains associated with all leading causes of death in the U.S. – diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.

The pandemic underscores the urgency of preventive care and addressing social determinants in a meaningful way.

PEW: Pandemic Health Inequities Expose Need for Greater Obesity Prevention

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JKTG Foundation extends funding to further physiCell project

JKTG Foundation extends funding to further physiCell project

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy has extended prior funding to Paul Macklin, a mathematician and associate professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University, to support additional development of the community-driven SARS-COV-2 tissue simulator.

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