Public Health

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage?

Lessons from the past After much secrecy and no public deliberation, Senate Republicans finalized release their “draft” repeal and replace bill for the Affordable Care Act...
Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). Released today, the Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable...
Insurance expansion improves access to care, health and survival

Insurance expansion improves access to care, health and survival, says Harvard study

There is strong evidence that expanding health insurance increases access to care, improves health in a variety of ways, and reduces mortality, according to...
E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes

E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes

A study by chemists at the University of Connecticut offers new evidence that electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes. Using...
Heroin Use on the Rise, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

Heroin Use on the Rise, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University...
Recent presidential election could have negative impact on health

Recent presidential election could have negative impact on health

Last year's presidential election could be taking a toll on the nation's health Stress, increased risk for disease, babies born too early, and premature death...
Tobacco is the silent killer of HIV patients

Tobacco is the silent killer of HIV patients

Researchers at the University of York have shown that tobacco use is more common among HIV positive individuals than HIV negative individuals. The study, published...
Preventing software from causing injury

Preventing software from causing injury

New tool from the Texas A&M School of Public Health could help lower ergonomic risks. Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or...
Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

On average every day in the United States, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. That adds up to almost 4800 children...
Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care...

Cancer -- the second leading cause of death in the United States -- claims more than 600,000 lives each year. Beyond the devastating human toll...

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