Public Health

Public Health

Stay updated on the job outlook for careers in public health, and read about industry news and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The health insurance marketplace has become an increasingly costly place to find the coverage Americans need, resulting in many Americans forfeiting or losing their health insurance. As it turns out, life without it is...
senior life span

Life expectancy for American citizens has increased, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from 2009 was used to create the Jan. 6 National Vital Statistics Reports coverage...
cdc song

In an effort to keep the American people safe this holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a number of holiday health tips using various forms of media. The CDC...
holiday saftey

Though holiday decorations may make people feel merry and bright, they could also be the cause of some serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 15,000 people across the country...
energy drinks

That jolt promised by energy drinks may be delivering more than a sense of high alert. There is evidence that the prime energy-boosting ingredients caffeine and taurine can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, according to...
healthy food cost

Choosing to eat healthy seems simple, but for many paying higher costs for healthier foods may not always be an affordable option. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) studied the cost of...
high blood sugar and dementia

Elevated blood sugar levels could increase a person’s risk of dementia, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of the over 2,000 people over the age of 65 participating in the...
testosterone

A November 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that men who use testosterone injections, patches or gels may be increasing their chances of heart attack or stroke. In the...
rubella in japan

Ongoing travel warnings for Poland and Japan have been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to outbreaks of rubella, otherwise known as German measles. The CDC has issued a “level...
influenza

As families start to prepare for upcoming Thanksgiving Day travel plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report influenza numbers are starting to increase. Generally influenza levels rise after the Thanksgiving and winter...