The Atlantic — Doctors: No

Physicians rarely agree on anything as strongly as they do that the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill is harmful.

The Hill — Medicaid directors issue warning on new ObamaCare repeal bill

National Association of Medicaid Directors warned Republicans on Thursday that the Senate’s latest ObamaCare repeal bill would place a massive burden on states.

Reuters — Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates

Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health suggests.

Time — Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight

If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda habits at all. The study was published in in the American Journal of Public Health.

The New York Times — How to Win a War on Drugs. Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.

Portugal initially was scolded around the world for its experiment, as a weak link in the war on drugs, but today it’s hailed as a model. The World Health Organization and American Public Health Association have both praised decriminalization and a public health focus

Reuters — Human frontiers: How much heat can the body and mind take?

What Christian Clot remembers most vividly from his days in Iran’s boiling Dasht-e Lut desert was having to stay completely still for 12 hours a day – or die.

ASTHO — ASTHO awards public health leaders for outstanding service

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials honored public health leaders with several awards this week at its 2017 Annual Meeting in recognition of their outstanding service and dedication to improving state and territorial public health.