Category: School of Public Health

American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

U.S. News & World Report Sandro Galea, School of Public Health The American Medical Association for the first time on Tuesday adopted a policy of calling gun violence a “public health crisis,” and voiced its support for gun control measures, including waiting periods and background checks for all gun purchases… Expert quote: “Gun violence is […]

Teens who vape more likely to try regular cigarettes, study finds

Christian Science Monitor Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to try regular cigarettes within two years than those who have never tried electronic cigarettes, according to new research published Monday… Expert quote: “What’s probably happening is these kids did not become regular vapers, (and) they […]

Vaping teens more apt to move on to regular cigarettes: U.S. study

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Older teens who try electronic cigarettes have six times the odds of trying regular cigarettes within two years than those who never puffed on the devices, a study published on Monday found… Expert quote: “What’s probably happening is these kids did not become regular vapers, (and) they turned […]

Hospital fees under scrutiny

Citizens’ Voice Alan Sager, School of Public Health The two visits Jack Mills made to an orthopedic surgeon’s offices in Pittston and Bethlehem last year were virtually identical… Expert quote: “At a time of soaring out-of-pocket fees … the added burden of facility fees kicks Americans while they are down. Patients are made to pay […]