Understanding the bell curve is important for the work of public health.
Even after a micro-outbreak of tuberculosis in the homeless population in the early 2000s that saw deaths, the city still doesn't get it.
The more that is known about our current system, the better equipped we will be to mobilize effective practices nationally and to improve population health moving forward.
There are 200 different diseases and problems caused by or exacerbated by alcohol consumption. We've drunk the spiked Kool-Aid when it comes to our casual acceptance of preventable death and illness.
In the city of Flint, lead-poisoned water has been piped into homes and offices since 2014, causing widespread illness and potentially permanent brain damage among its youngest residents.
In most developed parts of the world, education is considered an investment -- not an expense.
Kelly has a great story to tell and is a woman with a cause. She proves that little things make a big difference and that moving the social change needle requires commitment, passion and focus.
In our health-obsessed culture, skinny=healthy and fat=sick. But, what if this is not the case? Read this excellent review on health, harm reduction and body and size diversity.
Juan Carlos Jimenez
Canadian mining companies have had a brutal presence in El Salvador. Now, three Salvadorian municipalities have been declared "free of mining" but trouble remains.
Michael C. Klein
There is a measles outbreak happening, which has set loose a passionate discussion about routine immunization. Why? Perhaps the first immunization campaign was too successful.