U.S. News & World Report – The 10 Healthiest Communities in America

The 2018 U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings explore the critical role location plays in determining the health and well-being of some 325 million Americans. The project assessed nearly 3,000 counties and county equivalents on critical factors like economic performance, education achievement, public safety and traditional health outcomes, offering insight into why where you live can shape how well you live.

Associated Press – Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact deeper than public told

A half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city, the extent of the environmental assault is beginning to surface, though questions about the long-term consequences for human health remain unanswered.

NPR – Birth control apps find a big market in ‘contraception deserts’

Several digital ventures now provide several types of hormonal contraception without requiring a live visit to a doctor or other health care provider.

CBS News – Thousands of kids injured by hoverboards in their first 2 years on the market

The hoverboard craze that swept the nation in 2015 and 2016 landed more than 26,000 kids in hospital emergency rooms, according to new research.

International Rescue Committee – IRC report: Failed public health system ‘quiet killer’ in Yemen

The Government of Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition, continue to invest in the war while failing to provide the people of Yemen with life-saving health services: more Yemenis have died from the deprivation of basic goods and services than from fighting.