Posts tagged "The Nation’s Health"
Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Regulatory changes ignore science, threaten public health

Even though little is getting accomplished on the floor of Congress, significant regulatory changes are well underway within federal agencies — and many of them are a threat to public health. Read more in this story reported in The Nation's Health.

Smoking rates still high among low-income Americans

Despite progress in reducing rates of smoking in the U.S., low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, according to this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

Stigma, bias against people with obesity can harm health

With more than one-third of Americans living with obesity, health workers and advocates are working to find new ways to address the issue. Read more as reported in this story from The Nation's Health.
Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Under the new presidential administration, USDA has changed its tune on school nutrition guidelines. Learn why experts in public health and nutrition are concerned in this story reported in The Nation's Health.

Public health making progress in eliminating infectious diseases

Global efforts to eradicate and eliminate infectious diseases have made significant strides, but they also face considerable challenges. Read more in this story from the September 2017 issue of The Nation's Health.
US cities taking the lead on combating climate change

US cities taking the lead on combating climate change

Cities are combating climate change through concerted initiatives between residents and local governments. Learn more from this story as reported in The Nation's Health.
President’s 2018 budget devastating to public health: Cuts to prevention, research, programs

President’s 2018 budget devastating to public health: Cuts to prevention, research, programs

As the White House readies its budget proposal for release tomorrow, The Nation's Health reports the outline shows ominous signs for public health.
Communities working to improve their health, thanks to challenge

Communities working to improve their health, thanks to challenge

Now that its 50 grantees have been named and awarded, the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is moving forward at full tilt, with new and existing programs beginning to thrive in communities across the country. Read more in this story from The Nation's Health.
The Nation's Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

The Nation’s Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

EPA has announced that hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, has the potential to affect drinking water sources in the U.S.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, talks kidney disease risks and prevention.
The Nation's Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

The Nation’s Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

Hawaii has topped all other states in having the healthiest residents for the fifth year in a row, according to rankings from the United Health Foundation.
The Nation's Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

The Nation’s Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

A new surgeon general’s report recommends actions to protect youth and young adults from risks of electronic cigarettes.