health

Mobile Health Can Bring Eye Care to Developing Countries

From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities…

CVS Health Continues the Fight Against Tobacco

After halting the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health extended its commitment to helping people lead smoke-free lives. The company plans…

How the Sugar Industry Deceived the American People

Last week, Dr. Kristin Kearns published a study that casts light on the dark side of the sugar industry.

Clothesline: Canadian Diabetes Association’s Winning Partnership with Value Village

Through Clothesline, the Diabetes Association and Value Village help Canadians reduce waste while funding crucial preventative healthcare services. We speak with Janelle Robertson,…

Two Years Later: Did Obamacare Really Expand Healthcare Access?

We are two years into the greatest national healthcare experiment in American history. And experts are poring over data to determine the success…

Triclosan Nailed By FDA, But Not By EPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the anti-bacterial triclosan in personal wash products, but the EPA is still reviewing the environmental case…

Mylan’s EpiPen Price-Gouging is Simply Unethical

By now you've likely heard about Mylan's EpiPen price-hike, which happened to coincide with a $16 million pay raise for its CEO. We…

U.N. Finally Acknowledges Its Role In Haiti Cholera Epidemic

After it was struck with a deadly earthquake in 2010, Haiti endured yet another tragedy: its first cholera outbreak. The U.N. initially denied…

Air Quality Regs Crucial to Truckers’ Health; Employer Negligence Persists

California's emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks protect the health of both truck drivers and the environment. But some companies still think they can…

Unhealthy Big Food: The New Big Tobacco?

Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is…

4 Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Life

Eliminating stress from your life is a task that requires both time and effort. But that shouldn’t dissuade you from taking the first…

New CDC Report Documents America’s Weight Crisis

The most recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents how much weight we've gained since 1994. And…

Report: EPA Isn’t Properly Testing the Impact of Pesticides

Chemicals, when combined, can be more dangerous than alone. Yet, according to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S.…

Don’t Swallow: Rio Faces Health Concerns Ahead of Summer Games

With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines.…

More Charges for Officials Linked to Flint Water Crisis

The tragic Flint water crisis saga continued last week with more criminal charges for current and former state officials.