The Salt Lake Tribune­ – Commentary: Public Health Week is a call to action

National Public Health Week is here. If the first thing that came to mind was, “So what?” or maybe, “Why does that even matter?” you are not alone.

Bloomberg – FDA to update its definition of ‘healthy’ this summer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to release a new definition for the term “healthy” this summer, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday at an event held by the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

CNN – Midwest flooding threatens the water in 1 million wells

Record flooding in the Midwest is now threatening the safety of more than a million private water wells.

Kaiser Health News – Suicide risk grew after Missouri Medicaid kids shifted to managed care, hospitals say

After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnosed with mental illness were shifted from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state’s hospitals noticed an alarming trend: a doubling in the percentage who had thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide.

The Times – Anti-vaxxers are spreading a virus that just won’t die

There is a wonderful bronze statue of the sled dog Balto near the children’s zoo in Central Park, New York.