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Careers in Public Health

The thought of a career in public health might bring to mind working with large government agencies that focus on large-scale public health issues. Those...

Public Health Degree Leads to Many Opportunities

Public health is a broad term that generally refers to government monitoring, regulation and promotion of the health of an entire population. But when...

10 Healthcare Technology Trends of 2015

The healthcare industry has seen its fair share of advances and reform in the last decade. Health information exchanges (HIEs) have taken center stage....

U.S. Citizens Living Longer Than Ever, but Not as Long as...

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...

‘Tis the Season for Injuries Caused by Holiday Decorating

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...

The Price of Eating Healthier? Study Shows It’s Only $1.50 a...

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...

Technology Offers New Tool for Healthcare Professionals

A team of developers at non-profit based RTI International has developed a new way to view census data. Their product consists of a map...

Tropical Bugs Found in Texas Increasing the Spread of Chagas Disease

Recent cases of triatominae bug bites in Texas have health officials looking at how this tropical bug is spreading in the United States. Typically,...

Innovative Mosquito Repellent Offers New Tool in Fight Against Disease

Mosquitoes find their targets by sniffing out a variety of chemicals and bacteria on human skin. Researcher Ulrich Bernier discovered that some chemicals found...

Dwindling Freshwater Resources Make Desalination Attractive

Around the United States, cities facing current or pending freshwater deficits are looking toward saltwater to meet their needs. Currently, the largest desalination plant...