A newly approved pill to prevent HIV infection is creating hope for inroads in the global fight against AIDS, though questions about its cost, access and appropriate uses remain.
A prominent leader in public health and lifelong advocate of reducing health disparities, Reed Tuckson will be a keynote speaker at the opening session of APHA's 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, on Oct. 28. Read the full interview in the September 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.
Nearly every day, the Mental Health Center of Western Maryland gets calls from people who need care but have no insurance and cannot afford to pay out of pocket.
Jamie Bell, MD, has a job she loves, working with a poor population in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital. Most of her patients have serious, chronic medical conditions. Thanks to the National Health Service Corps, she receives financial assistance while working in an underserved area for at least two years.
In Iowa, dental practices are expanding tobacco and blood pressure screenings. In Hennepin County, Minn., a new system is linking patients with clinical and community programs. And in Wisconsin, advocates are working to implement smoke-free policies in low-income housing.
When Mary Casagrande was teaching seventh-grade students in East Palo Alto, Calif., she always found a way to incorporate her passion for health into the lessons. Eventually that passion led her to become a community health advocate, but she still felt like something was missing.
Learn how public health officials in London are stepping up prevention and surveillance efforts to keep travelers and athletes safe from an infectious disease outbreak in advance of the Olympic Games. Read more from this story as reported in the July 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.
The failure of the U.S. health system to develop and deliver effective preventive strategies is taking a toll on the nation’s economy and society, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. Read about it as reported in The Nation's Health newspaper.
The March 2011 explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan left many Americans wondering how the U.S. response would fare in the event of a nuclear catastrophe. The answer, according to a recent story in The Nation's Health newspaper, is not well.
U.S. veterans struggle with pain, stigma of post-traumatic stress: New research aimed at mental health
Iraq in 2003 was a nightmare C.J. Grisham could not wake up from. It was sustained, almost daily combat for months, and Grisham, a first sergeant in the Army, said he could feel the strain. Learn how mental health research is helping veterans like Grisham in the April 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.
Inefficient cookstoves are linked to 2 million yearly deaths worldwide and pose a public health threat to the world’s poorest people, particularly low-income women and children. Read how global health advocates are working for solutions in a story from the March 2012 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.