An artificial intelligence algorithm found a correlation between green space and obesity in several cities.
“Street medicine,” which had only a few resolute practitioners when it got its start in the mid-1980s, has surged within the past decade, growing into a network of programs in over 85 cities and in 15 countries.
A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
In California, a large-scale pilot program will test the concept of "food is medicine" with a thousand patients who have congestive heart failure.
The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.
A handful of states have adopted an Iowa campaign encouraging mothers to monitor fetal kicks.
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The decision was sparked by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections in the county.
At least 340 towns, cities and counties in 21 states have taken action, compared with about 200 in 14 states in 2016.
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A new, definitive study from George Washington University finds that almost 3,000 people lost their lives—and highlights the government’s failures before and after the storm.
The map shows use of the overdose-reversing drug as reported by EMS responders, beginning in 2014.
How a Tennessee county improved community health after the area's lone emergency department closed.
Addiction practitioners say they’re seeing more young patients who are hooked on Xanax.
After changes to state law, Pittsburgh is now spending $44 million to replace both sides—private and public—of the remaining 12,000 or so lead service lines in the city.
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Proposed during the Obama administration and being finalized now, the ban is meant to protect the health of residents and save money on maintaining units.
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