Public Health

Public health concerns range from the spread of viruses to drugs and gun violence. Learn more about such issues, what approaches set out to address them, and how they may affect you.

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Common Barriers to Recommended Cancer Screenings
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What Are the Social Determinants of Health?
Verywell's Anti-Racism Pledge: Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
Verywell’s Anti-Racism Pledge
Talking to a Loved One About Their Health: Conversation Pitfalls to Avoid
Hispanic doctor with digital tablet talking to patient
4 Reasons People Don’t Go to the Doctor
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The Transgender Day of Remembrance
copper sulfate
Copper Sulfate: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
A female PT talks with a male older patient.
Racial Disparities in Physical Therapy
Hookah pipes sitting in a row
Hookah Smoking: Cancer Risk and Health Concerns
Upset woman sitting on couch alone at home
Intimate Partner Violence: Identification and Prevention
Doctor discussing with girl's family at hospital
What Is the Children's Health Insurance Program?
Young woman with her head in a cloud of vapor smoke
The Health Risks of Secondhand Vaping
Ten female healthcare innovators
10 Modern Female Innovators Who Are Changing Medicine
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The Potential Health Hazards of Juuling for Adolescents
Cancer moonshot initiative research
The Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Older mother and adult daughter with shopping bags of food, food subsidies for Medicare/Medicaid
Food Subsidies for Medicare and Medicaid
Scientist with pipette working with DNA samples
Genome-Wide Association Studies
Asian boy learning to wash his hands
Environmental Health and How it Can Effect Your Health
Full Length Rear View Of Woman Begging On Sidewalk
Health Care for the Homeless
Police officer putting handcuffs on criminal
Is There a Link Between Lead and Crime?
Two men analyzing line graphs on laptop monitor
A Public Approach to Gun Violence
opioid pills
What Caused the Opioid Crisis?
A man in an aisle at the market
What Are Food Deserts?
Neglected Tropical Diseases
What Are Neglected Tropical Diseases?
Scientists conducting scientific experiment in laboratory
What Are the 10 Essential Public Health Services?
a hand picking up pill bottles on shelf
What to Do If Your Medication Is Stolen
Steel workers fastening steel to crane in factory
What Is Occupational Health and Safety?
AIDS March
Can the UN's 90-90-90 Strategy to End HIV Really Work?
A scientist works in a lab.
Pilot Studies and New Trends in Research Funding
Woman cancer patient in the hospital
Health Disparities in HPV-Related Cancers
A group of doctors listening in a room together
An Overview of the Public Health Field
Black woman in hospital gown holding baby
Health Disparities: What They Are and Why They Matter
Three generations of women bonding outdoors
What Is Health Equity and How Do We Get There?
breast cancer patient talking with doctor
Why Decision Support Is Vital to Healthcare
A masked man smoking vape and exhaling
The Health Risks of Vaping
High Angle View Of Cigarettes On Blue Background
Is Vaping Better Than Smoking?
Triple Aim
An Overview of the Triple Aim
The 6 Best Travel Nursing Agencies of 2021
The 7 Best Online Doctors of 2021
What Scientists Know About COVID-19
What Scientists Know About the COVID-19 Virus
When to Seek Emergency Care During COVID-19
When to Seek Emergency Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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What Happens During a Quarantine?
woman on laptop in living room
How do you get tested for COVID-19? 15 Common Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions
coronavirus diagnosis
How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Is Diagnosed
coronavirus vs. flu
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Flu: Similarities and Differences
Coronavirus rendering
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Timeline
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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How to Talk About Assisted Living
Young couple meet in quarantine
How to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination
Romantic couple have cozy weekend
How to Talk About Psoriasis
two women having serious conversation
How to Talk to a Vaccine Skeptic
Male friends talking while sitting in living room
How to Tell Someone You Have Cancer
Mature couple talking at home
How to Encourage a Doctor's Visit
Older woman talking to daughter
Rheumatoid Arthritis, How to Talk About It
women discussing paperwork
How to Talk About Health Insurance
A picture of a man and a woman having a serious talk
How to Encourage a Cancer Screening
Caregiver stress
How to Talk About Caregiver Burnout
Women in conversation
What Is Healthy Conversations?
Woman sipping tea
Survey: Effective Vaccine Conversations Rely on Open Communication
Couple Of Friends Talking And Drinking Coffee At Pool Hall
Strategies to Make Tough Conversations More Effective