Public Health Resources

The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine, which refers to the use of telecommunications to provide remote clinical services, is helping physicians maintain support networks and expand their scope of practice from any location.

Cancer Health Disparities Affecting African Americans

Cancer disparities in the United States remain a significant problem. According to the National Cancer Institute, African Americans are 25 percent more likely to die from cancer than their Caucasian counterparts.

50 Public Health Blogs Worth Connecting With

In healthcare, information and time are valued assets. Being able to stay abreast of — and, in some instances, anticipate — trends means more than a contribution to a fiscal …

The Vulnerability Index

TEDMED Great Challenges brought together a wide range of experts to discuss the issue of the Vulnerability Index, which is a way for insurers and employers to measure how outside influences like caregiving, financial troubles or marital issues affect health.

The Demographics of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been a widespread issue in the United States since the 1960s. The problem of obesity isn’t limited to a few children — nearly 33 percent of American …

Studies Assess Impact of IOM Report on Nursing Reforms

Researchers Find Progress and Barriers to Recommendations on Residency Programs and Academic Progression

Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) …