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Making a Million Moms Proud: The ASK Campaign Has Been Saving Kids for 15 Years

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

It's been 15 years since this cry rallied the original, epic Million Mom March on Mother's Day, May 14, 2000. On that historic day, 750,000 mothers and concerned individuals gathered on the National Mall while more than 150,000 rallied in satellite events in 70 cities across the country.

Building Momentum Toward a Safer Climate and a Healthier Nation

Gina McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Gina McCarthy

As temperatures rise, smog becomes worse and allergy seasons get longer, further risking our families' health and making it harder for kids to breathe. Warmer temperatures also increase vector-borne diseases by expanding seasons and geographic ranges for ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects to roam.

In King v. Burwell, Supreme Court Must Rule for Our Health

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

There is no need to speak in the abstract about the calamitous effects that would come to pass if the Supreme Court takes away these vital tax credits from so many across the country.

What The 10 Healthiest States In America Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Not all states are created equal when it comes to public health -- and new rankings are here to prove it. For the past 25 years, the United Health ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocate...

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

This year's theme, "Public Health: Start Here," testifies to our need to change the way our nation thinks about health -- from one that focuses on sick care to one that prevents sickness and injury from happening in the first place. Each day we will emphasize a different way to get started.

ACA's Fourth Birthday: A Good Reason to Celebrate

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" is now four years old and March 31 brings to a close the first major enrollment period of our nation's health reform law. And there is good reason to celebrate.

Dr. Vivek Murthy Should Be Our Next Surgeon General

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Our nation is plagued by not getting the value we deserve for our health care dollar and we are far too dependent on sick care over prevention and wellness. We as a nation can do better, and I would strongly argue that we should strive to be the healthiest nation.

Leaders Meet to Discuss How to Legalize Pot

Sue Rusche | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Sue Rusche

Seven times more Americans age 12 and older use alcohol than marijuana. If legalization states don't draw up regulations that are tougher than those regulating alcohol and tobacco, we can expect to see huge increases in marijuana use, especially among children. They have a daunting task.

Colorado Is The 13th Healthiest State, According To New Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado is the 13th healthiest state in the Union, according to a new study from the United Health Foundation, Partnership for Prevention and the Ame...

Court Victory: Bovine Growth Hormone Labeling

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/261 ATTENTION SHOPPERS. An appeals court just upheld your right to easily choose drug-free milk from drug-f...

GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/242 To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress. Has the FDA gone compl...

American Public Health Association: Ban Genetically Engineered Hormonal rBGH Milk, Meat Adulterated With Sex Hormones

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The Cancer Prevention Coalition has announced that the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association has voted to oppose the sale of hormonal rBGH milk, and meat adulterated with hormones.

By 2018, Colorado Will Be The Only State With Under 30% Obesity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A study released today by Dr. Kenneth Thorpe at Emory University, commissioned by the United Health Foundation, reports that by 2018, Colorado will be...

'Outlaw Mother's Milk' Says Drug Czar

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

After declaring on Wednesday in Fresno that "marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office...