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The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

REPORT: Heroin Use On The Rise, Especially Among Whites

Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare's First Year Brought Health Insurance To Millions, Official Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of people gained health insurance last year as Affordable Care Act benefits took effect, according to the first official accoun...

Is The Baby Recession Over?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven yea...

The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDs

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Women with recurrences of chlamydia are at increased risk of potentially heartbreaking consequences, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Fortunately, doctors have a powerful strategy to prevent reinfection -- but we're not yet making the most of it.

Avoiding an Antibiotic Apocalypse

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Antibiotic overuse merely scratches the surface of the problems posed by factory farms today. Animals are reared in large, windowless warehouses in conditions of extremely close confinement. A broad focus on improvements in animal welfare is urgent and essential. It would result in less antibiotics being needed in the first place.

Medicare Reform Paves Way for Better Health Care

Robert M. Wah, M.D. | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Wah, M.D.

On April 14, history was made. America's physicians commend members of Congress for coming together in a bipartisan, bicameral way to pass long-overdue, monumental Medicare reforms to end the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment policy and create a framework for a more stable and sustainable Medicare program.

Blue Bell Recalls All Products Over Listeria Concerns

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to...

The Film You Don't Want to Miss: 'Prescription Thugs' at the Tribeca Film Festival

Richard Taite | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.

Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision

Morten Frisch | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Morten Frisch

What many Americans are not aware of, however, is the fact that the United States is not just unusual, but actually unique among developed nations in finding such widespread medical support for infant male circumcision.

FDA Must Act on Federal Tobacco Rule

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Time has become our enemy when it comes to these tobacco products. With every day that passes, they remain unchecked in the marketplace and grow in popularity among young Americans.

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Compared with 30 years ago, people who test positive for HIV -- and their partners -- have many more options. And, the benefits of HIV testing have only increased.

Stopping Ebola by Land, Water and Air

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there.

America, We Have A Binge Drinking Problem

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living

America, we have a binge drinking problem. Every year in the United States about 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning -- that's six deaths each ...

CDC To Hire Lab Safety Chief After Ebola, Bird Flu Mishaps

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has take...

CDC Monitoring Tech For Possible Ebola Exposure In Atlanta Lab

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental expos...

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our many governmental and private sector partners, we're working 24/7to find, stop, and prevent disease - in every state, throughout our nation, and in many countries around the globe.

Public Health Lessons from Ebola in 2014

Linda P. Fried | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Linda P. Fried

As we steel ourselves to keep combatting this crisis, it's important to highlight the public health lessons learned over 2014. Such crucial lessons will be critical for nations, health systems, and donors to embrace as Ebola evolves and other challenges emerge in 2015.

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.

Acknowledging the Truth About Children (No Matter Where They Come From)

Ginny Gilder | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Ginny Gilder

Let's face it: the prospect of accepting someone else's child as your own can be scary. It's a crap shoot, no question. But let's face this too: raising your own birth child is no less of a crap shoot.

Jason Linkins

The Heroes And Zeroes Of America's Brief Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been three weeks since the White House event where President Barack Obama shook hands with doctors and nurses who treated Ebola pat...

WATCH: CDC Director Tom Frieden Discusses Ebola And Protecting America From Diseases

Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 17 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation...

Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread Disease

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Did the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.

Arthur Delaney

You're Probably Not Going To Get Ebola From A Sneeze

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like you to know that you can't get the Ebola virus from a sneeze. Some people h...

Miley Cyrus' Risque Dress Stood Out, But Her $500,000 Donation To Fight AIDS Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

It wasn't just Miley Cyrus' daring dress that turned heads on Wednesday -- the 21-year-old's massive donation toward the fight against AIDS also got p...