prevention

With cancer death rates declining 27% over a quarter century, there's much cause for celebrating. But now, complacency is not an option.
Accidental or intentional trauma from foreign bodies represents a large chunk of the preventable injury health care burden. That's not only costly in monetary terms, but also in degrees of anguish and unnecessary suffering. Though the items and circumstances vary, no age is spared.
It is time to push back over society's chaos-aversion. The price the next generation is paying is too great.
Kentucky just reported its first flu-related death of the season. With last year’s overall hospitalization rates (among all ages) the highest recorded by the CDC surveillance system, it's time to make things less confusing.
Reflections of a recent, unsettling winter event, along with suggestions on how to avoid unintentional injury.
The mustaches are the symbolic equivalent of the pink ribbons associated with breast cancer awareness. Let's help the men in our lives take control of their health – and fight against preventable diseases. 
Our Dr. Jamie Wells attended a forum yesterday at the Harvard Club of New York. Public Health leaders presented diverse perspectives on how the complex task of preventing healthcare-associated infections needs to be approached. 
Neurology group issues new guidelines on stroke prevention among people with irregular heartbeats atrial fibrillation, mainly. In summary: be more aggressive with blood thinners (anticoagulants).
The recent death of a young Arkansas woman from the H1N1 flu virus is not just a testament of how traditionally innocuous
Finasteride, a drug most often used to reduce enlarged prostates and counter male-pattern baldness, was shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.