Annual numbers released by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service showed that the percentage of food insecure homes has decreased, but more than one in eight households remain unable to access enough […]
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Q+A: Expanding Buprenorphine RXs — Can It Help With The Opioid Epidemic?
As part of a multi-pronged effort to address the growing opioid addiction epidemic in the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it would make one treatment medication more […]
Q+A: CDC Recommends Against Nasal Flu Vaccine, Back to Needles
Those looking to avoid the needle during this year’s flu season may be out of luck. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended against the use of […]
50 Years Later: How Medicare Changed Our Health System
In 1966, Medicare brought million of senior citizens health coverage as the first federal expansion of health insurance protection in the United States. The expansion became the largest of its kind in the country’s history. […]
Q+A: Are We Ready for the Zika Outbreak?
The Zika virus has reached Philadelphia, after the virus already struck two people in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware, all who acquired the infection during travel to affected areas. It is one of the latest […]
Q+A: The Public Health Effects of a Philly Soda Tax
To date, only one city in the United States has passed a soda tax: Berkeley California. But Mayor Jim Kenney reportedly hopes to have Philadelphia soon join the west coast city in taxing sugary beverages. […]
Commission Co-Chaired by Drexel Professor Influences National Child Hunger Conversation
Seemingly drawing from the playbook of a national commission on hunger that was co-chaired by a Drexel professor, President Barack Obama announced a plan to budget $12 billion for reducing hunger in children. The plan, […]
Quick Take: Can Scientists’ Passion Counter Anti-Vaxxers’ Pins?
“The anti-vaccine messages of today threaten to detrimentally influence public opinion, vaccination policy and public health. Do we continue to bombard the scientific community with more literature or lambaste the anti-vaccinating public by citing more […]
Hunger in U.S. Solvable: Hunger Commission’s Final Report
The National Commission on Hunger released its final report Monday, detailing the myriad causes of hunger in the United States that range from under-employment to racism while also providing concrete steps forward that could combat […]
Q+A: With or Without the ACA, Health Costs Will Keep Climbing
With Congress gearing up to send a bill with provisions to repeal core components of the Affordable Care Act to the desk of President Barack Obama, Drexel’s Robert Field is concerned about the effects […]