Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If you live in Chester County, Pennsylvania you are more likely to live longer, have a high school diploma, lead a tobacco-free life and breathe better air than if you live just a few minutes away, in Delaware County. Where we live matters to our health. That’s what the County Health Rankings tell us.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
When responding to a public health threat, public health officials must understand both their authority and their responsibilities. An important responsibility of public health officials is to protect the privacy of individuals. This responsibility must be balanced against the responsibility to protect the public
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Breast milk has a number of positive effects on the health of both moms and their babies. Despite the positive effects, the rate of American mothers who solely breastfeed for six months is very low. Only 46 percent of moms exclusively breastfeed after birth, and only 17 percent of infants are fed nothing but breast milk for six months. Rates of both beginning and continuing breastfeeding are lower for women of color than for white women. In addition, rates for lower income women are lower than those for higher income women. At least some of this disparity is due to work environments that don't support breastfeeding moms pumping at work.