CNN – US surgeon general issues advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes

Prompted by an unprecedented spike in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, the US surgeon general issued a call to action for parents, teachers and health professionals about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes at a news conference Tuesday.

NPR – 5 ways nixing the Affordable Care Act could upend the entire U.S. health system

If last Friday’s district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.

CNN – Hawaii named healthiest state, Louisiana ranks last in new report

As the new year approaches, many people focus on improving their health — but how does where you live rank when it comes to health?

Los Angeles Times – More than 15% of childhood deaths in America are due to guns, study says

More than 3,000 children and adolescents died of a gunshot wound in the United States in 2016, a new tally of childhood deaths finds.

Politico – USDA will clamp down on work rules for food-stamp recipients

The Agriculture Department on Thursday proposed a rule to more strictly enforce existing work requirements on more food-stamp recipients by reining in states’ ability to waive time restrictions.