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  • Public Health Issues to Watch in 2015

    As public health issues dominate the nation, health departments are predicting that many ongoing and emerging health threats are expected to make headlines this year.

  • Antipsychotics Over-Prescribed for Patients with Dementia, GAO Finds

    A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says that about one-third of older adults who have dementia and live in nursing homes were prescribed antipsychotics in 2012, despite FDA's warning that antipsychotics increase the risk of death for older people with dementia.

  • Maryland Fights Health Disparities Using Health Enterprise Zones

    Maryland ranks as the state with the highest median household income, has several medical schools, and has the fifth lowest smoking rate. However, health disparities have persisted in the state, so Maryland launched the Health Enterprise Zones Initiative.