The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcome of an appeal of the recent court ruling that overturned the mask mandate for travelers.
Congenital syphilis rates have soared since ambitious prevention and education efforts helped the numbers reach near-historic modern lows from 2000 to 2012.
Residents prepare to live without running water ahead of a sacred feast celebrating first foods, as the long-term fix for a crumbling system remains unclear.
The bill would regulate the manufacturing and sales of kratom, used as a stimulant or painkiller, and make it a misdemeanor to sell it to those under 21.
The governors of Oregon, Washington and California have announced masks will no longer be required in schools after Friday, March 11.
A KHN investigation has found at least 26 states pushed through laws that permanently weaken government authority to protect public health.
After 9/11, the United States rapidly shifted resources to create a massive infrastructure to ferret out and combat terrorism while forgetting that terrorism of nature can be equally deadly.
Public advocates say that more sustained funding will be needed over the next decade and beyond to address long-festering problems.