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Scott Hits the Fan and GOP Hits the Czar

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?

David Freeman

Professor Sees Major Problem With 21-Day Ebola Quarantine | David Freeman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Science

Hospital workers and public health officials in the U.S. have come under fire for a series of missteps in their response to the Ebola crisis, from ini...

Republican Right Embraces Its Long, Hypocritical Tradition of Pandering to Fear

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans have made questions of how safe we are -- from disease, terrorism or something unspoken and perhaps more ominous -- central in their attacks against Democrats. But this is nothing new.

Happy Halloween From the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Halloween, with its blood and gore, witches and werewolves, is a children's holiday because its horrors are fictional. Republicans have picked up on that theme for their Halloween fear-mongering. Fabricating characters and events to induce terror is just part of the GOP-Halloween scheme.

Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

Gays Are 'Belligerent Bullies' Who Represent A 'Tiny Little Minority' Of The U.S., According To This Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer sounded off on a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center f...

Lawmakers Condemn 'Dangerous Pattern' Of Safety Lapses Following CDC Anthrax Scare

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday there was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety...

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

REPORT: New Case Of MERS Marks First Case Transmitted In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nick Carey CHICAGO, May 17 (Reuters) - An Illinois resident tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome after being in contact with an ...

A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV -- and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

The Simple Difference: Close Cultural and Linguistic Gaps to Save Lives of Hispanics

Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D.

Your life should not depend on your ability to understand the doctor's written instructions. Simply not having a Spanish-speaking health care provider answering critical care questions can mean a patient will suffer and likely die. This is a problem getting bigger every day.

Heart to Heart

Angela Whittaker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Angela Whittaker

The hole was determined to be a congenital condition. I'd had it my entire life, and never knew it! The hole was large, and a couple months later I would have heart surgery to close it and protect my life.

The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we coul...

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

New Tips Ads Will Inspire Even More to Quit Smoking

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The campaign has so far inspired millions of smokers to try to quit and saved tens of thousands of lives and tens of millions of dollars. But we want to reach even more people.

Stopping Disease Threats Before They Can Cross Borders

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC has committed to assist countries throughout the world with strengthening their national capacity and ability to prevent and respond to serious public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide.

Another Threat to America's Health Security

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our partners, our public health experts put their boots on the ground 24/7 to find, stop, and prevent new disease threats. Yet in the past four years, CDC's budget authority has been cut by nearly $1 billion.

How Nigeria Is Helping Stop Polio for Good

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

As with other health threats, polio doesn't stay neatly with a country's borders. In the case of Nigeria, polio has spread from there to 25 polio-free countries in the past 10 years.

CDC's Top 10: Five for 2013, Five for 2014

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Despite the cuts, we continue to protect and improve the health of individuals, families, our communities, our country and of people across the globe. It's our passion and what makes us feel so fortunate to do the work we do.

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

The News About Tamiflu: It Doesn't Work

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.

Let's Hold Off Celebrating America's (and New York's) Declining Murder Rate

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

But before we celebrate too much, let's put the decline of murder in New York City -- and across the entire United States -- in some perspective.

Closer Than Ever to An AIDS-Free Generation

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

New HIV infections are declining globally and life expectancy is rebounding in many countries. Because of PEPFAR, more than 5 million HIV-positive people are working, studying, teaching, learning -- contributing to their communities -- who would otherwise be dead or dying.

Tobacco Companies Are Undermining the Health of Our Kids

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Tobacco marketing often reaches children and youth and entices them to start using tobacco while they are still at an impressionable age. We need effective action to protect our kids from struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine.