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Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

Jeffrey Young

A Deadly Virus Is Sweeping America. No, Not That One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

A deadly virus is poised to sweep across America and could claim thousands of lives this year. It's especially dangerous for the most vulnerable membe...

Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Just 25 years ago, scientists identified the previously unknown virus that has since killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. It now threatens the health of millions more.

Up To 5,000 Exposed To Hepatitis At Red Robin

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Health in Missouri officials are offering immunizations for up to 5,000 people who might have been exposed to the hepatitis ...

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

The Tragic Cost Of Recession

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply since the economic crisis took hold in 2007 and political leaders sh...

Watch Your Step: There Might Be a Needle on the Sidewalk

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.

Traceability Elusive In Global Trade Of Human Parts

ICIJ | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
ICIJ

By Kate Willson and Mar Cabra This is the third installment in an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists series. The Kentucky man di...

Tornado Threatening? Seek Shelter Immediately -- and Don't Use Your Head

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

Living in the southern edge of "Tornado Alley," I take these "weather phenomena" seriously and anytime a tornado watch is declared for our area, we keep a close eye on the Weather Channel -- and on those dark, threatening clouds.

Vietnam Seeks Help In Solving Deadly Medical Mystery

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has asked international health experts to help investigate a mystery illness that has killed 19 people and sickened 171...

Why Does Donald Trump Think Vaccines Cause Autism?

Noah Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science
Noah Gray

Why would Mr. Trump do this? Why would he carelessly extend a wildly unpopular theory amongst researchers to a public that may not be aware of the actual science and decade-plus amount of work that have gone into discrediting the link between vaccines and autism?

For the Health of the Nation: Ensure a Public Option

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The last time the World Health Organization stacked up countries' health systems, the United States came in 37th, behind Chile, Morocco, Cyprus and even drug war-torn Colombia.