MONTANA - About 12 miles south of Flathead Lake, the town of Ronan is a community based largely on agriculture. With several schools, banks, a golf course and an active business community, Ronan is home to an estimated 1,871 people, according to 2010 U.S. Census information.
The man who wrote the book about poorer health outcomes for persons of color will be in St. Louis on Monday, January 15 as the MLK celebration keynote speaker at Washington University School of Medicine.
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., is cofounder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity in Washington, D.C.
Total alcohol consumption in the US has fallen for the second consecutive year despite positive growth from spirits, according to data released by the IWSR.
Alcohol consumption levels were down 0.2% in 2017 compared to the previous year, dropping to 17.6 million gallons, or 7.4m nine-litre cases.
The treaties and laws governing how drugs are regulated by nations were, for the most part, written a half-century or more ago. And while the science surrounding drugs and drug use has advanced rapidly over that time, the laws have barely evolved.
There is a lot of talk these days about "food desserts" where people don't have sufficient access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these are in low income areas.
In this new year, beer brewers are enjoying a temporary excise tax break that was signed into federal law as 2017 was winding down.
But now public health experts are saying the temporary cut could come with a big cost over the next two years.
Wine: good for you. Wine: bad for you. Both statements can be true; let’s explore.
“Good for you” centers on heart benefits and quality of life. Wine, especially reds, are rich in polyphenols that dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.
The new Republican tax law counts on a small, little-known federal agency to ensure a tax provision aimed at helping small liquor producers does not become a loophole large foreign distillers can exploit.
At issue is the law's tax cut for hard liquor producers, dropping a tax from $13.50 per proof gallon (a measure of the liquor's quantity and alcohol content) to $2.70 per proof gallon.
Do you know your alcohol units?
A new survey by the Alcohol Health Alliance says only 16 percent of us do.
A recent report about alcohol-impaired driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contained some good news and some bad news. The good news is driving-crash fatalities involving alcohol accounted for 28% of all traffic fatalities in 2016, the lowest percentage since 1982.