Plant-based meat alternatives have become popular due to health and sustainability concerns, but are they better for the body, or the environment?
Colony loss threatens not only bees but also the global food supply, especially as the planet’s climate continues to shift. How can individuals support the health of bees and themselves?
Lack of access to energy affects billions of people worldwide, particularly in the home. What else is important to know about energy poverty?
The health of the environment and the welfare of people with disabilities appear to be in conflict, but they don’t have to be.
In 2000, the CDC declared that measles had been eliminated from the United States. Now, almost two decades later, the nation is grappling with multiple outbreaks and hundreds of cases a year. How did we get here?
As the health care industry has become increasingly data-driven, the need for health informatics and analytics managers to organize and draw conclusions from health information has increased. Learn more about health information technology (HIT) careers.
Public health officials are worried about the Trump administration’s plans to slash funding for epidemic-fighting efforts. One program at risk helps poorer nations with prevention, detection and response to outbreaks of diseases like Ebola.
The cost of aging falls on the aging individuals themselves, the health care system, and — often — family caregivers. In the final part of our series on the cost of aging, we look at how much the aging population spends on different sources of care, and the cost for family caregivers.
There are two ways the government defines poverty: poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines. What do these two types of measurement mean in practice?
As the U.S. population ages, more and more people rely on the benefits from Social Security and Medicare. But is the U.S. prepared for the rising costs of human services programs that accompany an aging population? In the second installment of a three-part series on the growing cost of aging in the United States, we delve into costs associated with Medicare and Social Security.