Population/Community Health

Sep 16, 2020
U.S. adults between the ages of 19-22 who reported vaping nicotine and marijuana in 2019 did so in numbers that represent the largest increase in 45 years of use of any substance, according to the National Institutes of Health-funded Monitoring the Future study.
Sep 15, 2020
The National Institutes of Health announced a new public-private partnership, the goal of which is to meet the urgent need for early therapeutic interventions for people at risk of developing schizophrenia.
Sep 14, 2020
Americans everywhere have watched with increasing dismay and alarm as 94 major wildfires continue to incinerate wide swaths of our beautiful Western states. As of this writing, the infernos — which are most heavily concentrated in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho — have scorched nearly 5…
Sep 14, 2020
Flu season soon will be upon us. And this year, it will take place in the middle of our ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Sep 9, 2020
The numbers of Americans aware of their high blood pressure conditions dropped over a four-year period, from 85% in 2013-2014 to 77% in 2017-2018, according to a National Institutes for Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute study.
Sep 8, 2020
The Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation has established a fund to help hospital employees who experienced significant property loss or personal hardship as a result of Hurricane Laura.
Aug 20, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released its recommendations for the 2020-2021 flu season, which continue to advise yearly flu vaccination for all people aged 6 months and older.
Aug 19, 2020
SCA Pharmaceuticals has recalled 10 lots of compounded heparin sodium, an anticoagulant packaged in 500 mL or 1000 mL intravenous bags, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
Aug 14, 2020
Incidence-based mortality for the most common U.S. lung cancer fell about 6% per year between 2013 and 2016 as treatment advances accelerated previous declines, according to a study reported this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Aug 13, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration warned health care providers and consumers that certain hand sanitizers have tested positive for 1-propanol, including products made by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico.