Behind the Ebola epidemic are issues of basic health care. Combating it involves fairly basic public health measures and education.
The "war on drugs" approach to marijuana has had major costs. But the dawning era of legal marijuana presents its own set of public health problems.
Gains and challenges in fighting HIV
At the International AIDS Conference, one thing was clear: even if a cure is found, the struggle against the virus will continue.
Eliminating food deserts isn’t enough. The nation’s diet problem calls for sustained community attention--and better federal policy.