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Is traffic a public health problem?

Sitting in traffic isn’t only frustrating, it may be associated with myriad public health problems, ranging from increases in domestic violence to respiratory problems caused by long-term exposure to vehicle exhaust, according to a range of research. In…

Why did U.S. drug costs skyrocket in the 1990s?

Drug spending in the U.S. tripled between 1997 and 2007, slowed down until about 2013, then started rising again. Americans now pay substantially more for their drugs than their counterparts in other wealthy nations. The main reason for…

Rural hospital closings on the rise

Nearly 90 rural hospitals have closed in the U.S. since 2010 and many more are at risk of shutting, a trend that has health experts and patients worried. An October 29, 2018 New York Times article written by…

A public health wish list

Ensuring clean drinking water, boosting cancer screening, providing incentives aimed at healthy eating, and addressing socioeconomic factors that affect health such as housing and insurance are some of the measures that should be emphasized to improve public health,…