The Nation's Health: APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The Nation’s Health: APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Read more about APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans in The Nation's Health November/December 2014 issue.
More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

Less than 50 percent of Americans received flu vaccinations this past flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

The Ebola outbreak has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, infected more than 3,000 and is “likely to get worse.”
ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

Influenza claims the lives of thousands annually, but two flu-related deaths sparked particular concern among health officials in spring 2009.
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
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APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Why we're thankful for public health workers

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Why we’re thankful for public health workers

Check out why APHA is thankful for public health workers in our Storify recap from The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.
(Top 5) Media coverage at APHA 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans

(Top 5) Media coverage at APHA 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans

In case you missed it, here are five studies that earned news coverage from APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Nov. 25 news – FDA menu rules, Ebola survivor plasma, flu in FL

Check out the latest in public health for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
The Nation's Health (Storify): APHA calls for a smoke-free Big Easy

The Nation’s Health (Storify): APHA calls for a smoke-free Big Easy

Check out why APHA is calling for a smoke-free New Orleans in a Storify recap from The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.

Nov. 24 news: Public Health Thank You Day, Ebola in Italy, cooking at home

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
Thank you, public health professionals!

Thank you, public health professionals!

Today is Public Health Thank You Day! APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations are joining together to honor public health professionals who work to protect the health of all Americans.

Nov. 21 news: Obesity and disabled teens, alcoholism, global sanitation

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Study: New Orleans supermarket access improved since Hurricane Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina, lower-income New Orleans residents lost access to supermarkets. That access has completely returned in the past seven years, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Study: C-sections associated with high income, few minorities, less education

And according to research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Americans are more likely to have C-sections if they have high household incomes, live in areas with fewer minorities and have a below-average education.

Study: Teens with disabilities at greater risk for obesity

APHA's Annual Meeting continues to churn out the latest findings in public health. Read on to learn about the obesity risk for teens with disabilities.

Nov. 19 news from APHA Annual Meeting: Eating wild meals dangerous, soft drinks, alcohol

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.