As a state, Texas’ infant mortality rate is below the national average, at 5.7 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. But within the state, some communities experience much higher rates, with stark differences between ZIP codes sitting only a few miles apart.
On the risk of vaccine exemptions, the science is clear — it would take a relatively small decline in immunization rates to produce big jumps in disease and health care spending. The trick is keeping communities above the danger threshold.
A report released this week by the National Academies calls on federal and state agencies to establish and strengthen the systems for assembling data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and exposure to hazards. The last report of this type was published more than 30 years ago by the National Research Council.
Scott Hensley wants to make one thing clear: You should still get a flu shot after reading this article.
Firefighters report they are more concerned about getting cancer from their job than about the other health dangers they face.
The American Public Health Association adopted 13 new policy statements. Six of them address priority topics on worker safety and environmental health.
Five individuals were honored at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting for their achievements to improve occupational health and safety.
Climate change, workplace violence, and children’s health were some of the topics addressed at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting.
In southern Texas, the city of Laredo hasn’t confirmed a single case of dengue in nearly 20 years. Just a short walk across the border into Mexico, the city of Nuevo Laredo has confirmed hundreds of cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Hector Gonzalez says the difference lays in the city’s robust commitment to public health-led mosquito control.
12,000 researchers and advocates have gathered for the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting. Firearms, climate change, and women’s health are on the agenda.