Win an Animal Abuse Awareness Lapel Pin!

Cause ribbons help show your support for an important issue–and, to pet lovers, the issue of animal abuse is one that breaks our hearts. From puppy mills to dog fighting, animal cruelty to neglect, the topic needs continued awareness so that steps can be put into motion to give these dogs and cats the life […]

The Health 202: Why Congress isn’t expanding virtual health care

THE PROGNOSIS (Credit: Mercy Virtual Care Center) NOTE TO READERS: This is the second installment of a two-part series on delivering virtual care. You can read Part 1 here. CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Major hospital networks experimenting with virtual care insist the approach is saving them loads of money. But Congress’s official scorekeeper doesn’t necessarily agree […]

What the latest estimates on opiate and crack use tell us

PHE’s latest prevalence estimates of opiate and crack use (OCU) show that at a national level, the combined numbers of people who take crack cocaine on its own, illicit opiates (mainly heroin) on their own and those who take both drugs, rose by 4.4% between 2014-15 and 2016-17. We think that the overall 4.4% increase […]

Can beet juice improve athletic performance?

Carnitine, chromium, anabolic steroids: Athletes have experimented with a broad array of aids in pursuit of performance edge. A popular — if unglamorous — one today that seems safe and backed by solid data: the juice of beets, for the nitrates they contain. Inorganic nitrate is added to cured and processed meats to extend their […]