Dreams. We all have them, both personal and professional. They define much of our hope for the future and, as realized dreams, our contentment with the present and the past.
The founder of the Children's Defense Fund calls on the public health community to help realize the dream of health, hope, and prosperity for all of America's children.
Has America become a country without a viable middle, where people either rise to the top or sink to the bottom? And if we have, asks George Kaplan, who's spent the past 30 years studying the impact of social inequalities on human health, are we willing to stay that way?
Michigan has been hit hard during America's economic downturn. Like a slow-moving tsunami, trouble began arriving here years ago, as manufacturing (particularly the auto industry) downsized painfully.
In April, President Mary Sue Coleman announced that the University of Michigan will go smoke-free in 2011. Now come the tough decisions.