Friday, May 24, 2013
Engineered nanoparticles, or particles that are intentionally engineered at the atomic and molecular scale to exhibit novel properties, have tremendous potential to foster innovation. But these innovative opportunities are not without risks. Some non-biodegradable nanoparticles may endanger health because they can be transported to places in the human body in new ways.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Jane Perkins, Senior Attorney at the Network’s Southeastern Region and legal director at the National Health Law Program (NHELP), authored “Implications of the Supreme Court’s ACA Medicaid Decision,” in a recent issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. In this Q&A, Jane gives an introduction to her article and how it addresses a critical public health issue.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Americans eat a lot of meat. Despite being less than one-twentieth of the world’s population, Americans consume about one-sixth of the meat in the world.
Since the Department of Health and Human Services has declared May 12 the start of National Women's Health Week, here’s an idea for the perfect Mother’s Day gift: Timely and affordable prenatal care for any current or future mother-to-be.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Country singer, Carrie Underwood recently tweeted a warning to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Underwood threatened to show up on the Governor’s doorstep if he signed the Animal Cruelty and Abuse bill, which declares that anyone who photographs or films video of acts of animal cruelty must turn their material in to police within 48 hours.