Forbes — The 5 biggest health care stories of 2018 and the bad news ahead

The bold, juicy and salacious headlines that kept the spotlight on health care throughout 2018. And a rather boring prediction for 2019: It will be a year of ongoing inaction and erosion within the U.S. health care system.

Boston Globe — Climate change threatens public health and doctors’ ability to provide care

The reality of climate change — and the need to combat it — could not be clearer. As health care professionals, we know that climate change harms those we seek to heal and we recognize that it compromises our ability to provide care.

New York Times — Nearly 40,000 people died in the U.S. from guns last year

More people died from firearm injuries in the United States last year than in any other year since at least 1968, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AP News — Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.