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Stay in the know about public health news from The Nation’s Health newspaper
Stories in the May 2020 issue include:
US public health meets COVID-19 head-on [ [link removed] ]
Public health is working non-stop to help contain and control the COVID-19 outbreak. But years of underfunding and workforce losses mean public health capacity is not as robust as it needs to be.
Federal funding for gun violence prevention research sparks hope [ [link removed] ]
After more than 20 years of minimal funding, the U.S. is opening its purse strings to research on gun violence prevention. Researchers are optimistic it will re-energize the field and spark new science.
CDC: Vaccine for recent flu season cut visits to doctors by nearly half [ [link removed] ]
This season’s flu vaccine was 45% effective overall and 55% effective among children and teens, CDC reported.
US pedestrian deaths from vehicles crashes increase in 30 states [ [link removed] ]
Though pedestrian deaths were the highest in a decade last year, 20 states have lowered fatality rates.
Drivers who drink but aren’t legally impaired cause thousands of deaths [ [link removed] ]
Fifteen percent of driver-impaired crashes in U.S. involve an operator who is not legally drunk.
Building local connections could help reduce violent encounters between police, black men [ [link removed] ]
Better relationships between police and community can de-escalate potentially negative encounters, study says.
Many people with physical injuries face risk of PTSD [ [link removed] ]
One-third of people with a physical injury who visit an emergency department are at risk of PTSD.
Healthy You: To bend with ease, take care of your knees [ [link removed] ]
Exercises and a few changes to your daily routine can help you have healthy knees, giving you more years of mobility and comfort. Read Healthy You online, or download as a PDF in English or Spanish [ [link removed] ] .
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