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Public Health

Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.

Baltimore's Model Of Public Health Recovery And Resilience

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Through the lens of public health, we can aspire to create well-being in all of our communities and ensure that everyone can reach their full potential.

It Takes a Village

Kenneth Moritsugu | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kenneth Moritsugu

Our family lost two beautiful lives, and we ended up saving eight others through the miracle of transplantation. For any donation to happen, there needs to be perfect coordination across healthcare professionals, from donor hospital nurses to administrators to organ recovery coordinators to transplant centers. Unfortunately, there are as many times when that doesn't work as when it does.

Gunshot Wounds Are Getting Deadlier, One Hospital Finds

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Just days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a new study from Denver finds that deaths from gunshot wounds at a trauma center there ha...

A Different Way To Look At Public Health In The United States

Joseph T. Spadafino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph T. Spadafino

Working towards improved health outcomes is an unending endeavor, but we should never hesitate to take a moment to acknowledge how far we've come. Next time you're with your friends or family, think about the diseases or disabilities they never had to suffer from.

Historic Chemical Regulation Law Sets the Stage for a Safer Future

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

A landmark bill that was just passed by Congress now gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to regulate thousands of potentially to...

Awakened by Sleep: My Drowsy Driving Story

Kelly Lawrence | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Kelly Lawrence

She watches her dad's bald head disappear into the white Toyota Avalon. The reverse lights come on and he's gone.

Gun Control Laws Are Not Perfect. Let's Do Them Anyway.

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

"If car seats are so great, then why don't they stop drunk drivers from killing people? Just more stupid traffic laws getting in the way of freedom." ...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

Da FUNction Event to Celebrate the Urban Gardening Movement with Local Residents

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

What do you get when you take a neglected space, unused resources, and an inner city-community that has long been forgotten -- and offer a movie in th...

What The CDC Is Doing About The Zika Virus

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

Could the Zika problem in the US become as bad as its been in certain places outside the US? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netw...

Baltimore's Big Soda Moment: Why Access to Sugary Drink Information is a Civil Rights Issue

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Baltimore's corners are often associated with the public health threat presented by illicit drug dealing and use but there is another, more unassuming, danger lurking inside corner stores and supermarkets: sugar-sweetened beverages.

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Methane Leaks: How Oil and Gas Emissions Pose Widespread Risk to California Communities

Jorge Madrid | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Jorge Madrid

We have a problem with methane pollution from the oil and gas industry in California. And it is a problem with the potential to severely damage the environment and the health and safety of all Californians, if this pollutant is allowed to escape unchecked.

Public Health Must Not Resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Hatched during the market triumphalism of the 1980s, modern era trade agreements like the TPP have contributed to the most lopsided inequality in income distribution since the Great Depression.

Making Peace with Bacteria--for Good Health

Lauren Walker | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Lauren Walker

With the recent confirmation of the first U.S. case of truly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, public health officials' concerns regarding ove...

In light of all the lead: Let's take care of the basics.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Joe S. Whitworth

In a time-honored, headline-killing move, late Friday afternoon before a long weekend, Portland, Oregon's Public School Superintendent slipped in an a...

A Gold Medal in Fear Mongering

Sandro Galea | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Sandro Galea

To call off the Olympics because of the anticipated but false threat of accelerated dissemination of Zika by the relatively few visitors from each country risks substantial economic damage to Brazil's already fragile economy, as well as to the hard-fought dreams of countless elite athletes.

To Fight Superbugs, Fight Poverty

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.

The Crucial Connection Between Climate and Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Linda P. Fried

Climate science expertise is growing—but so is the need to translate and apply that science into public health practice.

Campaign Forecast: Hot & Cold on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

If it turns out as it appears that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the major parties' candidates for the presidency this year, one of their clear-cut differences will be their positions on global climate change. Secretary Clinton is a climate hawk; Mr. Trump is a climate denier.

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen.

Are We Prepared for Emerging Infectious Diseases?

Medical Discovery News | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

In the past several years, we have heard a lot about infectious microbes threatening the public health of all Americans. Some of the names of these agents seemed foreign at first but are familiar now - Ebola, MERS and Zika. But are these really new viruses causing disease?

Build a Culture of Health

John Quelch | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
John Quelch

Whether big or small, companies looking for a place to start should target one or two areas under the four pillars that they can impact relatively quickly. They can then later extend their efforts into other areas. The point is to get started.

Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...