Posts tagged "wildfire"

June 26 news: Overdose, culture, air pollution, nursing homes, migrant health

Wall Street Journal — Overdose deaths likely to fall for first time since 1990 For the first time in decades, drug-overdose deaths in the U.S. are on the precipice of declining. However, health officials and scientists warn U.S. is far from defeating drug epidemic. NBC News — How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap...

March 8 news: Mumps exposure, Hepatitis A in KY, big tobacco targets vulnerable, wildfire air quality

Check out today’s public health news on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Drought set stage for massive Colorado wildfire, public health response

The drought of 2012 has been among the worst across the U.S. since the 1950s and set the stage for a range of challenges for public health officials this year, including the devastating Waldo Canyon Wildfire in Colorado earlier this summer.