I am confident that if the medical community, research community, business community, elected officials, patients, advocates, and family members all come together -- we could dedicate the necessary resources to combat this deadly disease.
Believing that she was suffering from the flu for a two-year period, Owen sought out doctors, toxicologists, and chemists. From them she learned about particulate matter and how it causes symptoms that mimic the signs of allergies such as hay fever.
What happened to U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, the orthopedic surgeon who years ago pledged to respect "hard-won scientific gains" and "prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure"?
Despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use is still a major public health issue and there is still much to be done. What can we do to make even more progress in fighting tobacco and the disease it inflicts on New Yorkers?
Dr. James H. Berry, DO, medical director of Chestnut Ridge Inpatient Acute Dual Diagnosis Program and assistant professor at the West Virginia Health Science Center's Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, answers a few short questions for smokers.
Americans are already paying the price for record heat waves, dirty air, and an unstable climate. We need to fight these threats with every weapon we have, and the electricity industry has to do its fair share. The new carbon standard will help make that happen.
Voters aren't buying the specious "jobs versus clean air/water" argument. More importantly, they have a clear preference for the findings of Environmental Protection Agency scientists over the talking points of "corporate polluters."
When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.
Children. They are vulnerable. They are innocent. They are the future. Perhaps that is why the American Lung Association has tapped into an iconic image to speak to the public about the need to fight for clean air.
With almost every current conversation being framed from a partisan political perspective, Jackson has pledged to hold firm on advocating for the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives will be saved from new legislation.
As the head of the EPA, I have been called to testify before Congress more than any other cabinet member. The simple fact is, I would not be making so many trips to the Hill if the EPA was not doing its job.
We hate cancer. We have both been personally touched by the disease, as has everyone else in America, either directly or indirectly. This week in California, we began a new and potentially historic effort to end cancer.