In this issue of The Nation’s Health, first lady Michelle Obama talks about Let's Move and the role public health can play in the effort.
In the face of rising asthma rates and increasing numbers of floods, heat waves and droughts, President Barack Obama’s administration has been criticized for failing to act strongly enough on climate change.
The doctor traveled from village to village in Pakistan, part of a group of health workers providing vaccinations to prevent disease.
President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for public health falls short in many areas — including reductions to prevention grants — but advances others.
The work of researchers who study gun violence has been much more difficult for the past 17 years, during which federal funding for gun violence research has been virtually nonexistent.
Health workers planning ahead for climate change effects on US: EPA indicators designed to track trends
Sea levels are rising. Glaciers are melting and heat waves are striking with increasing frequency. The global climate is changing, and with those changes come challenges for U.S. public health professionals, who will be faced with new and increasing health dangers in their states and communities.
Differences in the quality of jobs, access to health care, transportation, education and environment put many people at a disadvantage right from the start of their lives, and those disadvantages eventually lead to shorter, less healthful lives.
The baby boomer generation is aging, and many men and women in that age group find themselves simultaneously taking care of their parents and their own children. Those responsibilities can have an effect on both the physical and mental health of caregivers, and by extension, all of society.
Jamie Bell, MD, has a job she loves, working with a poor population in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital. Most of her patients have serious, chronic medical conditions. Thanks to the National Health Service Corps, she receives financial assistance while working in an underserved area for at least two years.
Learn how public health officials in London are stepping up prevention and surveillance efforts to keep travelers and athletes safe from an infectious disease outbreak in advance of the Olympic Games. Read more from this story as reported in the July 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.
The March 2011 explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan left many Americans wondering how the U.S. response would fare in the event of a nuclear catastrophe. The answer, according to a recent story in The Nation's Health newspaper, is not well.