Healthy Environments

Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, talks about chemical risks and how to protect ourselves.

When Drinking Water Can Be Harmful to a Child

The first study to examine the impact of arsenic in U.S. water supplies finds that schoolchildren exposed to arsenic in drinking water have lower IQ scores.

Keeping Children Out of the Emergency Room

Families in Early Head Start Programs who learned how to care for upper respiratory infections reported fewer pediatric ER visits.

Public Health, Washington Style

Whitney Peters' whirlwind spring break included meetings with D.C. insiders, alumni and employers all as part of the School's first-ever Washington, D.C. Career Week.

Smoke Out

Fifty years after the landmark Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, the tobacco control community takes stock on issues from industry pushback to the e-cigarette debate.

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