This Viewpoint reviews the potential health risks associated with fracking in the United States, including effects on air quality and consequences of exposure to fracking fluids, and proposes policy and public health safeguards to prevent harms.
This Viewpoint discusses how current enforcement of US immigration policy has led to arrests and questioning of patients at health care facilities and argues that all health care settings should have legal sanctuary status to protect undocumented immigrants’ access to medical treatment.
This Viewpoint describes the 2017 revision of the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva, which asks physicians to pledge themselves to the highest standards of ethics and practice in the interests of their patients and the medical profession.
In this Viewpoint, former CDC Director Tom Frieden outlines 10 steps the federal government should take to prevent opioid addiction among nonusers and treat addiction and prevent overdoses among current users.
In this Viewpoint, authors from the US CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control discuss infrastructure investments, legal changes, and clinical and public health strategies for reducing overdose deaths among opioid users.
This Viewpoint discusses a 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report about ways to support research on pretransplantation organs to reduce organ waste, upgrade the quality and quantity of transplants, and improve patient outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses how precision medicine demands case-based reasoning, in which the relevant particulars of the individual patient are elucidated and incorporated into clinical assessments and decisions, and the challenge of expanding individualized knowledge.
In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci discusses the limits of current treatment and prevention approaches to the HIV epidemic and proposes that the addition of an HIV vaccine is necessary to slow and end it.
This Viewpoint uses the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas to discuss public health imperatives in the US firearm violence epidemic, including long-term treatment of nonfatally injured survivors, management of mental health sequelae for noninjured participants and their communities, and effective responses to commercial stakeholders who benefit from firearm sales at the expense of the public’s health.
This Viewpoint examines strategies for vaccinating travelers against yellow fever given recent vaccine shortages and global yellow fever outbreaks.
In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci and colleagues review rapid research responses to recent infectious disease outbreaks as a way of emphasizing the strategies and collaborations necessary to prepare for a next unknown pandemic.
This Medical News article discusses preventing heart attacks by analyzing perivascular fat content.
This Viewpoint reviews evidence documenting an association between overweight and obesity and cancer and discusses the underacknowledged role of weight control counseling and community programs as a cancer prevention strategy.