Healthcare Knuggets

Jun 26, 2024

Hey there! I’m excited to share some great health news with you. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has issued an advisory on gun violence, calling for increased funding for research and risk reduction strategies. This is a significant step in addressing America’s gun violence crisis and moving the issue out of the realm of politics and into the realm of public health.

In Texas, a new study has found that infant deaths surged after the state enacted a strict abortion ban in 2021. The findings suggest that restrictive abortion policies may have unintended consequences in terms of infant health, and the trauma to families and medical costs.

But it’s not all bad news – there are some hopeful signs for youth mental health. New data shows that youth mental health has begun to improve after major pandemic dips. In several states, surveys showed lower rates of sadness and hopelessness among high school students, indicating that dedicating more resources to student well-being during the pandemic has started to pay off.

These updates show that progress is being made in addressing important health issues, and that’s something to be positive about. Let’s continue to work towards a healthier and brighter future for everyone.

Take care,


Stay Well!