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Public Health Means Mental Health

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Over the years, public health has made great strides towards improving the health of …

The Longest-Ever Government Shutdown is Affecting Public Health

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in an edition of NOVA’s email newsletter, NOVA Lens, and has now been repurposed for NOVA Next. Sign up for NOVA Lens here (select “NOVA Newsletters”). The current partial government shutdown …

Why Income Volatility Is a Public Health Issue

Is income volatility a public health issue? Absolutely. While earlier studies proved that a one-time drop in income can be stressful for individuals, a new longer-term study of the connection …