This is the #Texas healthcare story we need.” – Maninder Kahlon, vice dean, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Kahlon’s tweet was one of many sent in response to our story last week about two East Texas doctors who grew so frustrated by Texas’ refusal to expand Medicaid that they opened their own safety-net clinic. Patients, […]
Texas ranks dead last in access to health care and has the highest uninsured rate in the country. So two longtime doctors in rural Henderson County created a homegrown safety net to fill the gap.
Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.
Vaccine hesitancy and refusal have become a public health crisis. This was true even before the pandemic when, in 2019, the World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy a top-ten threat to global health.
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air-conditioned spaces. For many people in Georgia prisons, that simply is not an option.
Climate change has caused more intense wildfires, floods, hurricanes and inflicted other forms of tangible harm. But an oft-overlooked consequence is worsening mental health.
With its August 11 summary of COVID-19 guidance, CDC essentially acknowledges that it has given up on reducing the spread of the virus and is leaving us all on our own.
OSHA said 22 workers had died in trench cave-ins during the first six months of this year, compared to 15 in all of 2021.
In some cases, these “emissions events” aren’t illegal. In others, state regulators give polluters the benefit of the doubt.
Public Health Watch turns a year old on Wednesday. That’s hard for me to fathom. A year goes by very quickly when you’re engrossed in something meaningful. A little history is in order.