Let's honor Elvis and the lives he saved by supporting vaccines

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The day that Elvis died (assuming he did) – 39 years ago today, Aug. 16, 1977 – was a pretty big deal. Not as well remembered... Read more

Zika mosquitoes don’t take vacations. Congress does.

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Congress is in recess for a seven-week paid summer vacation. The House vacation schedule is here. The Senate schedule is here. (Nice work... Read more

Why is Zika ‘exploding’ across the Americas? The Aedes aegypti mosquito

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The rapid spread of the Zika virus through the Americas, infecting hundreds of thousands of people in Brazil alone since May 2015, is the latest... Read more

Lead in Flint: This is America

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Our outrage at the poisoning of the people of Flint, Mich. - and the way the government failed, once again, its poorest and most disenfranchised... Read more

Latest battle in ongoing mosquito war: Zika

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Perhaps the longest war humans have ever fought is the war on disease. Now there is a new front, approaching from the Caribbean and South... Read more

Emergency preparedness: states need to step up (and so do you)

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In 2015 we watched the raging Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. The lessons for the United States became clear: We need an effective means... Read more

A public health message from your pet

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It’s about time I got some recognition from the humans here at The Public’s Health, not to mention the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more

Who wants to go to work sick?

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I’m not proud of this but, back in 1986, I showed up for work sick many times because I was pregnant and needed to “save up”... Read more