• 2014 PUBLIC HEALTH YEAR-IN-REVIEW: PART 5

    2014 PUBLIC HEALTH YEAR-IN-REVIEW: PART 5

    This post concludes the Year-In-Review Series, which has looked at the ten most significant public health moments of 2014. Last week we examined the increased use of e-cigarettes and major advances in HIV prevention. We close our list by looking at the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rampant Ebola outbreak. 9. Healthcare …

  • 2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 4

    2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 4

    With so many significant health moments in 2014, I’m going to double-up the issues discussed in this week’s post for an extra dose of our year in review series. 7. Blowing Smoke: The Research Behind E-cigarettes The popularity of e-cigarettes skyrocketed in 2014, as the smoke-free nicotine delivery device gained traction with the younger generation. …

  • 2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 3

    2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 3

    The Top Ten Biggest Public Health Issues of 2014 continues this week with a look at more moments in health that made this year memorable. The reframing of public health in the past year begins with the “T” in LGBT: 5. Transforming Health for Transgendered Populations Those who are transgendered have long faced the burden …

  • 2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 2

    2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 2

    Last week, we started off the Top Ten Biggest Public Health Issues of 2014 by examining the shortage in general practitioners and the increase in digitized health records. This week let’s take a look at two more health issues that have impacted public health in the past year. 3. National Health Disparities Health disparities are …

  • 2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 1

    2014 Public Health Year-in-Review: Part 1

    As 2014 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on public health issues that have made a significant impact in the field of health. The next 4 weeks will be part of a year-in-review series of the Ten Biggest Public Health Issues of 2014. This week lets take a look at two health matters …