May 16, 2018 Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH 1Comment

A fraction of coal miners who develop black lung disease will receive lung transplants. The treatment costs for this work-related disease should be borne by coal mine operators, but taxpayers through Medicare, are picking up the tab.

April 18, 2018 Liz Borkowski, MPH 1Comment

Research shows that legal abortions are safe and effective — and that state laws restricting them diminish the quality of abortion care.

February 10, 2018 Kim Krisberg

One of the more heartbreaking ripple effects of America’s opioid addiction epidemic is a massive increase in newborns experiencing drug withdrawal. Public health officials have tracked a 400 percent increase in such cases — technically known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — with one impacted baby born every 25 minutes as of 2012.

January 30, 2018 Kim Krisberg

It’s time for federal lawmakers to catch up with the quickly changing relationship between employers and workers; an upcoming Supreme Court case could upend public-sector unions; New York farmworker loses court case to gain organizing rights, but vows to appeal; and the country’s biggest janitorial company faces new allegations of sexual abuse in the workplace.