Public Health

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. As a step to try to adapt, Obama announced power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

What A Surgeon General Learned From The Opioid Crisis Could Help Fight Loneliness

During his tenure as surgeon general, Vivek Murthy was known for his work battling the nation's opioid crisis, including issuing a 400-page report on addiction and mailing letters to doctors imploring...
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: U.S. President Donald J. Trump arrives at the The White House on August 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump returned to Washington after hosting a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, and attending a veteran's convention in Reno, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Rolls Back Obama's Birth Control Coverage Rule

NEW YORK ― President Donald Trump's administration issued a new rule Friday that allows all employers to opt out of including birth control in their health insurance plans for any moral or religious r...
A demonstrator wears an American flag themed hat and a campaign scarf during the 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' rally in front of The White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia sponsored the event in which hundreds gather to show support for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Less Healthy Americans Were More Likely To Vote Trump, Research Finds

Parts of the U.S. where gains in life expectancy during recent decades fell below the national average were also areas where Donald Trump was more likely to outperform Hillary Clinton in the 2016 pres...

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