How we got here: Perfect storm led to deadly opioid epidemic
The nationwide rate of overdose deaths caused by opioids has increased every year since 1999, bringing the nation’s opioid-related death toll for the years from 1999 to 2017 to 399,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
This Is Why Work Stress Is A Modern Epidemic
Last week's shootings outside the Empire State Building in New York City shone a spotlight on mental health issues in the workplace. While it's not clear whether mental illness drove
How Helicopter Parenting Contributes to the Obesity Epidemic
A study found that maternal overprotectiveness increased the odds of children being overweight.
Why we should treat violence like an epidemic
We call violence an ‘epidemic’ – and there is reason to take that literally. The good news? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating it like an infectious disease has had impressive results.
Taking the sting out of painkillers: how close are we to ending the opiate epidemic?
Pain relief sits at the cornerstone of any modern healthcare system. Though the precise incidence is unclear, it is estimated...Read More...
A proven way to fight Chicago’s murder epidemic — and why it’s not being used
Gun violence is a singularly American problem. But there’s a proven solution, says Robert Muggah, that needs support.
The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in...
A beautiful case for why our flourishing requires that we move from pursuing value to cultivating values.
What’s to Be Done to End the Opioid Epidemic?
On January 24, on the heels of the first ever Surgeon General Report on addiction, CSIS hosted then Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy to discuss evolving public health approaches to the opioid epidemic. The event was inspiring, so much so that audience members swarmed the Surgeon General in its aftermath.
How Will the Ebola Epidemic End?
Upon his return from 6 weeks volunteering with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership at a number of Ebola isolation facilities in Freetown, Tom Boyles considers the endgame of the Ebola epidemic. Eneas De Troya, Flickr There are encouraging signs of an overall reduction in confirmed cases of Ebola in west Africa. The graphs below show the epidemic curves for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as of 14 January 2015 and current data can be found here. Clearly there has been a dramatic reduction…
Inside Chicago’s epidemic of police lying: One man’s case shows why Windy City’s cops are r...
Why a black Chicago art teacher is suing 3 cops for falsely arresting him and illegally searching his parents' home
How to End the Opioid Epidemic
How can we end the opioid epidemic?
By GoHealth | August 8, 2016 by Catherine Tims Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for the title role in the film Capote, was an esteemed, Academy Award-winning actor. Loved by fans, praised by critics, and respected by his peers, he’ll be forever considered an icon of his generation of actors Unfortunately, he may also be remembered for his untimely death as a result of a heroin addiction. Since his overdose two years ago, he’s become an example of the terrible opioid epidemic in the…
How to Bullyproof a Nation
A few weeks ago, surveillance camera video footage from a middle school in Indiana surfaced on the internet of a 13-year-old by, Austin McDaniel, getting bea...
It's Time to End the "Impaired Leader Epidemic"
It's Time for Leaders to Become Clear Channels Today’s impaired leadership epidemic is at an all-time high. Why? Because no amount of training in mindset, strategy, skills, or tactics initiates leaders into leadership.
How to End Maryland’s Opioid Epidemic
Our state is in crisis. Countless families have been torn apart and thousands of lives have been lost due to the opioid epidemic that has taken a devastating toll on our communities. Last year, over 1,200 Marylanders died from overdoses related to heroin, twice the number that died in 2014, while over 1,100 died with
What Are You Doing to End the Epidemic?
Research to end the AIDS epidemic goes on all day (and many nights) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. To mark World AIDS Day 2016, we bring you a sampling of the important work bein…
How to End the Senior Loneliness Epidemic
The more we learn about the impact of isolation on health, the more crucial it becomes that we take action.
Benjamin’s Kris Armstrong ranked among top juniors in the nation
One of the top junior baseball players in the nation plays his home games in Palm Beach Gardens. Benjamin pitcher/first baseman Kris Armstrong was rated the No. 45 junior in the Class of 2018 by MaxPreps on Wednesday. He was the only player from Palm Beach County to crack the list. Forest Hill's Brandon McCabe (No. 66) and Jupiter's Reese Albert (No. 89) were previously ranked among the top seniors. Armstrong, a Florida...
Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority
Putting our kids first is not just good public policy, it's just plain common sense. That's why we're excited to announce the launch of our major new pla...
EXCLUSIVE: CDC Chief Frieden: How to end America's growing opioid epidemic
One of the most heartbreaking problems I’ve faced as CDC director is our nation’s opioid crisis.