By Steven Ross Johnson / Modern Healthcare
By Cristen Jansson / The Daily, UW
Every single year, a group of people larger than the entire population of Seattle die from heart disease. While these 846,000 annual fatalities are only half of what they were in 1980, cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
By Michael O. Schroeder / U.S. News & World Report
What makes a community healthy isn’t just the luck of the draw.
It isn’t just great genes, either. Health is also a sense of well-being and security, access to a healthy diet, green spaces, recreational opportunities and the like.
By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Each October in the U.S., women are accustomed to hearing messages about early detection and breast cancer awareness. But what’s the best way to raise breast cancer awareness in countries with no mammogram machines and few cancer treatment centers?
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Pamela Y. Collins will join the University of Washington as Director of Global Mental Health, a joint program that will be co-led by the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Collins was selected for this important, new position after an international search that considered candidates from multiple continents. She will have a joint appointment as professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (primary) and Global Health (joint).
The rate of infant deaths in the United States has improved, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a study released on Tuesday.
The infant mortality rate dropped 15 percent over the past decade, from a record high 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 5.82 in 2014, data show. While the new report indicates a promising development in the country’s public health, commentators say the United States has a long way to go to catch up to peer nations.