Public health

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. CDC Foundation

To mask or not to mask. The sequel

Kieran Moore is a Canadian physician and public servant who serves as the current Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario. Healthy Debate photo by Maddi Dellplain, Healthy Debate November 22, 2022 Canada’s provincial medical … READ MORE

7 things to know about polio

New York state health officials warned last week that hundreds of people may have been infected with the polio virus, based on recent wastewater testing in different counties within New York state. Regenia Fondren photo. CCO Public … READ MORE

Looping the Olympic Peninsula

I have visited tropical rainforests, including the Amazon, but a temperate rainforest? I couldn’t picture it, much less a temperate rainforest within three hours of a major American city. Yet Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is home … READ MORE

Experts plead for more pediatric telehealth

A specialty group is asking federal and state governments to preserve and expand access to telehealth services for children with developmental and behavioral problems. Monterey County pediatricians adjust to shelter in place. Monterey … READ MORE

The end of public health in Ontario

“A recent report commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association showed that delayed or missed health care services may have contributed to more than 4,000 excess deaths not related to COVID-19 infections between August and … READ MORE
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