The researchers found wide disparities in how hospitals handled young patients believed to have been abused. About half of those younger than 2 who were identified as abused were not checked out for other injuries.
This former member of Congress wants to change how the nation views mental illness – both in terms of streamlining research for new treatments and improving the mental health care system.
Strategies have been identified to address this trend, but they need to be considered a public health priority.
The bottom line, according to researchers, is that despite 50 years of declining smoking prevalence rates, almost 170,000 cancer deaths annually are still caused by this habit.
The HHS secretary’s remarks on Capitol Hill came as both Democrats and Republicans await a Supreme Court decision on the issue this month.