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Zika, Pregnancy, and the Embodiment of Inequality

Kathryn Moeller | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Kathryn Moeller

Tragically, pregnancies across the U.S. and around the world are deeply unequal. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and Latin Am...

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

The Urgent Need To Address Our Nation's Heroin Epidemic

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster

We, like many of our constituents, have seen firsthand how this tragic epidemic has affected our own friends and loved ones, and by sharing their stories we hope to put a face to the addiction crisis.

At Least 19 Sickened With E.coli Linked To Costco Chicken Salad

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Nov 24 (Reuters) - At least 19 people may have been infected by E.coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, ...

Flu Season Tweet Chat With Dr. Richard Besser

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC gets his flu shot. Photo property of Dr. Besser -- used with permission. Now that the a...

Two Great Things Exercise Is Guaranteed to Do For You

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Working out consistently lets you get better and better and feel stronger and stronger and like the way you look and feel. So why not take a plunge into exercising and get the two great things (not to mention the many other great things) exercise is guaranteed to do for you!

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Still Gun Shy After Firearms Research Ban Lifted: What Cars Can Teach Us About Guns

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

The reduction in deaths due to motor vehicle accidents provides an instructive example of how a major public health problem related to a technological advance can be managed.

Two Sisters Tell ‘Heart Felt' Tale Of Taking Down Bad Cholesterol

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

Talking about cholesterol shouldn't just be reserved for the doctor's office and Cheerios commercials. Sisters Darcus Gates, 61, and Vernee Pace-C...

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.

What's Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

As a country, Haiti has faced and continues to face enormous difficulties, but it has also proven remarkably resilient.

CDC: Changes To Ebola Screening Guidelines Are Likely

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

(Adds background) By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantining h...

Ebola, Politicians and Our Rudderless Ship?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are similar in that most of the victims are people of color. Where Katrina im...

The GOP's Meat-Ax Approach to Government

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

If you want to know what the future would look like under an all-GOP Congress, you need only look at what Republicans have said and done in the past. They will take a meat ax to our nation's top domestic priorities, including the very public health systems that we rely upon to keep us safe. We cannot let that happen.

Arthur Delaney

CDC Claims Progress In Ebola Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that health officials are making progress in the fight again...

Heroin Deaths Doubled, CDC Reports

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says. The annual number of U.S....

One in Three Women is One Too Many

Monica Medina | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Monica Medina

Today, the world is a much different place than it was then, in my college days, and women no longer need to endure such treatment from their partners. There are resources and programs available that can help the one in three women who are experiencing domestic violence.

Perfection Exists Only In The Present Moment

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

When I awoke from the successful surgery, I knew a part of the healing required was to knock myself off the pedestal of perfection. I do take full responsibility for putting myself there. I had created a life for myself that was literally hard to swallow.

Robin Williams... and My Dad

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The shocking news about Robin Williams' apparent suicide isn't really shocking so much as it is commonplace. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported 39,518 suicides, which makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans.

Cancer: Everyone Pays

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

'Honey, We Need to Talk' -- Facing That Dreaded STD Conversation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach National STD Awareness Month in April, it's important to address what for many people can be a hugely anxiety-provoking conversation: s...

Leveraging Mobile Technology for Improved Public Health: Empowering Communities With Increased Access and Connectivity

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Garth Graham

Health care organizations, regional hospitals and grassroots intervention programs across the country are already experimenting with ways to leverage mobile technology to impact public health.

Flu Sufferers, Your Facebook Posts Are Making Me Sick

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.16.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Here we are just a few weeks into a new year and the flu epidemic has hit our country unusually hard. California has been so devastated that health of...

More Than 200 Sickened By Synthetic Pot In Colorado

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

DENVER (AP) — Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal ...