Public health experts worry that the sudden departure of Vivek Murthy as U.S. surgeon general, coupled with proposed budget cuts, could thwart progress in the war on opioid addition.
Elinore McCance-Katz has been nominated to serve as the HHS' first assistant secretary for mental health and substance abuse.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was dismissed from his post Friday evening at the request of President Donald Trump.
EHR health surveillance systems can measure the prevalence of certain conditions with the same accuracy as more conventional public-health surveys.
Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association sat down with reporter Steven Ross Johnson to discuss what's next for public health under a Trump administration.
A number of the Trump administration's budget proposals could have long-lasting effects on the country's ability to quickly respond to infectious disease threats.
Despite declining sexual activity among U.S. adults, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections showed a sharp increase in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In inflation-adjusted dollars, government efforts to prevent the spread of STDs is declining.
President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back Obama-era rules to address climate change will set back public health initiatives, environmental advocates said Tuesday.
Where to find the healthiest hearts in the world? Turn your attention to the Tsimane people, a forager-horticulturalist people in the Bolivian Amazon.
Legislation before Congress encourages greater use of workplace wellness programs, but also gives employers the right to view employees' health information, which is raising privacy concerns. Critics also say these programs focus on the wrong issues.
“This budget proposal presents a fiscal agenda that would undermine the health and well-being of Americans,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland VA have teamed up to study and tackle antibiotic resistance through the establishment of a new center.