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 Social Determinants of Health?
Verywell's Anti-Racism Pledge: Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
Verywell’s Anti-Racism Pledge
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Conversation Traps to Avoid When Talking About a Loved One's Health
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4 Reasons People Don’t Go to the Doctor
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Everything You Need to Know About the Transgender Day of Remembrance
copper sulfate
The Health Benefits of Copper Sulfate
A female PT talks with a male older patient.
Understanding Racial Disparities in the PT Profession
Hookah pipes sitting in a row
Cancer Risks of Hookah Smoking and Health Concerns
Upset woman sitting on couch alone at home
How to Identify and Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
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
Discover the 10 Modern Female Innovators Who Are Changing Medicine
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The Hazards of Juuling for Adolescents
Cancer moonshot initiative research
What the Cancer Moonshot Initiative Is and How It Helps Medicine
Older mother and adult daughter with shopping bags of food, food subsidies for Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid Join the Food as Medicine Movement
Asian boy learning to wash his hands
How Environmental Health Impacts Our Quality of Life and Health
Full Length Rear View Of Woman Begging On Sidewalk
Healthcare Options for the Homeless
Police officer putting handcuffs on criminal
Can Increased Levels of Lead Contribute to Crime?
Two men analyzing line graphs on laptop monitor
Explore What a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Would Look Like
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
The 10 Essential Public Health Services That Keep Communities Healthy
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Prescription Drug Theft and 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 Are the First Step in a Medical Breakthrough
Woman cancer patient in the hospital
How Health Disparities Can Impact HPV-Related Cancers
A group of doctors listening in a room together
Understanding What the Public Health Field Is
Black woman in hospital gown holding baby
What Are Health Disparities and Why Do They Matter?
Three generations of women bonding outdoors
What Is Health Equity and How Do We Get There?
breast cancer patient talking with doctor
Decision Support Is Often the Missing Piece in the Healthcare Puzzle
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
What You Should Know About Health Care's Triple Aim
Nurse
The 6 Best Travel Nursing Agencies of 2021
Telemedicine
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?
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Coronavirus FAQs
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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Is Diagnosed
coronavirus vs. flu
Coronavirus and Flu: What’s the Difference?
Coronavirus rendering
A Timeline of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What Is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
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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
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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
How to Talk About Rheumatoid Arthritis
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
Nursing home administrator
What to Look for When Choosing a Care Facility