NashvilleHealth | social determinants of health

By Marilynn Larkin A new lozenge containing the amino acid L-cysteine is an effective, non-toxic smoking-cessation product, according to researchers in Finland. At least two U.S. experts are not convinced, however. The study was conducted by Dr. Kari Syrjanen who, along with five coauthors, works in Helsinki for...

By Senator Bill Frist Have you ever wondered how experiencing nature can improve your health and your life? Increasingly, healthcare and public health professionals are recognizing that the social determinants of health—including where we’re born, live, work, play, and age—collectively have a far greater impact on our...

By Susan Scutti Life expectancy at birth differs by as much as 20 years between the lowest and highest United States counties, according to new research published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, lead author of the study and director of the Institute for Health...

By Moriah Balingit School cafeterias often draw on less-than-pleasing stereotypes, with many thinking back to the days of servers in hairnets peddling unappetizing slop to lines of disappointed schoolchildren. Rodney Taylor, Fairfax County Public Schools’ food services director, sees something entirely different. In his ideal school cafeteria,...



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