Posts Tagged: public health crisis
A billboard at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood. (Photo: lofti photography, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: The U.S. is currently facing a public health crisis — one that is on the rise at an alarming rate, has devastating consequences, and is 100% preventable. And that’s congenital syphilis (CS). Mothers with syphilis can transmit it to their babies during pregnancy or at birth. Approximately 40% of babies born to patients with untreated syphilis are stillborn or die from the infection as a newborn.
A water pathway in California's Central Valley. (Photo: Straight 8 Photography)
OPINION: Many Californians know of the lead poisoning in the public water system in Detroit. Very few know of the contaminated water crisis impacting more than 1 million Californians. After years of trying to resolve the failure of the State of California to address this public health challenge, advocates have reached a historic negotiated agreement.