Pew’s Health Initiatives

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  • March 24, 2016

The Pew Charitable Trusts is working to protect the health of all Americans through a variety of projects, conducting fact-based research and seeking nonpartisan policy solutions. From stemming the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths to reducing risks from foodborne pathogens, Pew endeavors to improve the public’s health and well-being.

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  • Antibiotic Prescribing Trends in U.S. Hospitals Raise Flags

    Approximately half of patients admitted to hospitals will receive antibiotics. National antibiotic use patterns illustrate the potential for individual hospitals to curb prescribing of these drugs, an essential step in slowing the spread of resistance and avoiding adverse events. An analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has uncovered worrisome trends in hospital... Read More

  • Ants Demonstrate the Importance of Taste and Smell

    Researchers today are opening doors to understand the molecular driving forces behind communal behaviors and tools that dominate social life. While scientists have used fruit flies and worms as models to understand fundamental questions about human behaviors and development, Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D., a 2015 Pew scholar at The Rockefeller University, uses ants to learn how complex societies are... Read More

  • Childhood Lead Exposure: Prevention and Response

    The crises in Flint, Michigan, and East Chicago, Indiana, and the surge of reports from other communities have brought renewed attention to the problem of childhood lead poisoning. Millions of children and expectant mothers may be exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as many as 37.1 million homes... Read More

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