NPR – Heat wave blankets much of the U.S. this week

Dangerously hot weather is hitting most of the U.S. this week, the National Weather Service says. Temperatures are expected to soar across the Central and Eastern United States.

U.S. News & World Report – Study: HIV PrEP access limited by location

An American Journal of Public Health study released Thursday reveals the existence of “PrEP deserts”: regions of the country home to people at high risk of contracting HIV, but with no PrEP-providing clinic nearby.

NBC News – Medical mistakes harm more than 1 in 10 patients. Many are preventable.

More than 1 in 10 patients are harmed in the course of their medical care, and half of those injuries are preventable. Among the preventable errors, 12 percent led to a patient’s permanent disability or death, according to the report published Wednesday in The BMJ, a medical journal.

Kaiser Health News – Juul hires leading teen addiction researcher as medical director

Juul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the dangers nicotine poses for the adolescent brain.

The Philadelphia Inquirer – In a city of Tastykakes and water ice, Philly health officials declare war on sugary snacks for kids

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley announced a new public education campaign Wednesday aimed at alerting residents to the dangers of children eating sugary snacks and encouraging them to seek healthier alternatives.