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Flu season: what everyone should know

During last year’s flu season, thousands of people were hospitalized and 180 children — 80 percent of whom were not vaccinated — died, according...

6 tips to prepare for hurricanes, fires, floods

As the wild winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Florence wreak havoc in the Carolinas, you may be wondering what would I do if...

Even safe BPA exposure could change your insulin release

In a new study, researchers find that the FDA-approved "safe" daily exposure of BPA may be enough to change insulin release. The finding has implications...
HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state's top health and...

Suicide becomes a public health crisis

Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The...
If you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the storm

If you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the...

Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any guide, they may not be...

Why US healthcare costs so much

There is substantial waste in U.S. healthcare, but little consensus on how to identify or combat it. New research from the University of Chicago Booth...

Flu plane: Are we really ready for a global pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Oxiris Barbot, New York City's...

US wildfire smoke deaths could double by 2100

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century, according to...

3 reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy...