Category Archives: Bezruchka

BEZ’S BLOG #14: Canada- United States Comparisons

February 16, 2023 In his book, “American Exceptionalism”, Seymour Martin Lipsett wrote that “”it is impossible to understand a country without seeing how it varies from others.  Those who know only one country know no country.” We ended the last blog pointing out the importance of political choices a society makes that strongly influence its health using as examples U.S.

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Bez’s Blog #13: Population Health and Political Updates

The new year brings new information and a new perspective on planetary health. We ended last year looking at adverse childhood experiences. This blog will begin with the latest vital signs for human health on the planet and then delve into political directions to heal the situation. In October’s blog the latest health Olympics ranking for 2021 were revealed showing

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BEZ’S BLOG #11: Return To Early Life. By Stephen Bezruchka

Let’s explore what being of low birthweight does to brain development. In my September Blog (#9) on early life I explained how conditions in your early life from conception to age two (first thousand days) are when perhaps half of your adult health is programmed. This suggests that the impact of personal health-related behaviors we practice in later life may

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BEZ’S BLOG #4Political Determinants of Health Credit: Hawai’i Department of HealthLast month we looked at evidence that economic inequality and social spending are the critical factors in producing health in a society. These issues make health a political construct. This is not a new idea. It was voiced by the Greeks eons ago. It appears regularly since the famous statement by

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