If you live in a county with “dirtier air” or high-levels of air pollution you have an increased risk of dying from a stroke and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new study that […]
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Q+A: How Should We Be Tracking Progress Toward the End of the AIDS Epidemic?
In one of the less contentious moments of President Trump’s State of the Union address, he announced a strategy to stop the spread of HIV in the United States by 2030. Though few details of […]
Media Watch: EPA Disbands Pollution Review Panel
Earlier this month, the acting chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disbanded a panel of experts charged with reviewing microscopic airborne pollutants known to cause respiratory disease, The New York Times first reported. […]
Q+A: Why Are Hospitals Suddenly Expanding Into Rural Areas?
Providing quality health care to people in rural communities has long been a challenge in the United States, with many providers finding that they cannot make enough money to provide services in these locations. As […]
Q+A: The Double Burden of Obese Philadelphians Who Cut Meals
A new data brief released by the Urban Health Collaborative found that almost a quarter of Philadelphians who are obese reported skipping or downsizing a meal because they could not afford it. Philadelphia has the […]
Preventing Falls in Older Adults: What Works and What Doesn’t
When you fall dozens of times a day as a toddler, you bounce right back up. Maybe you get some bruises on your elbows or knees, maybe not. But when an older person falls, however, […]
How Would Medicare ‘Part E’ Work?
Medicare provides health insurance for older Americans and to those with disabilities, but a new proposal might make it available to almost anyone who cares to buy in. With midterm elections coming up, it appears […]
3 Ways SNAP Can Be Improved, According to a SNAP Task Force Member
More than 40 million Americans are beneficiaries of SNAP — formerly known as food stamps — making it one of the most common and important government programs in the United States. However, the commonality of […]
Bringing Work Home: 3 Pathways Work Hazards Can Impact the Home Environment
When we think about the effects of hazardous workplaces, we often draw an imaginary border between a person’s job and their home life. But a new Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene paper co-authored by […]
Maternal Physical Exertion and Cooking Methods Linked to Post-Birth Health in Nigerian Infants
The first few minutes of a baby’s life are among the most important. As such, doctors around the world use Apgar scoring, named after New York doctor Virginia Apgar, to get a quick read on […]