Turf Wars: A Fight Over Fake Grass
Debates in a handful of states really are pitting those who back the artificial variety of turf against supporters of natural grass for playgrounds and athletic fields.
Public Still Faults Government Care for Troops
A year after problems at Walter Reed and other military hospitals made major news, Americans see no improvement in treatment of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Search of Solutions: How People use the Internet, Libraries, and Government Agencies to Find Help
A new survey challenges the assumption that libraries are no longer relevant, although the internet is now the most consulted information source.
Health Problems, Priorities and Donors Worldwide
A new survey compares the health priorities of people in developing nations with those of their governments and the international organizations that work in global health.
E-patients with a Disability or Chronic Disease
Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.
Quick Cancer Vaccine Mandate Stirs Controversy
The new cervical cancer vaccine has ignited debate over teen sex, lobbying and the role of states in mandating vaccines as well as some medical concerns.
States Say No to Teen Tanning
Spurred by worries about skin cancer, Utah and Virginia have joined 25 other states in limiting underage access to bronzing beds
Seeking Health Online
Most of the millions of Americans who turn to the web for health information are pleased by what they find — though few check the quality of the information.
Emergency Contraception and Moral Misgivings
The FDA’s recent decision to let women over age 18 buy the morning-after pill without a doctor’s prescription won’t end heated disputes in state capitols over emergency contraception and thrusts pharmacists – more than ever – into the middle of the fray.
“Remedy” Ads May be Hazardous to Your Health
Find out why it might make sense to put health warnings on self-improvement ads. And learn what happens to companies whose CEO’s are narcissists.