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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Oct. 1 news: Ebola reaches US, My Brother’s Keeper challenge, #PinkPower

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

William Shrank, CVS Health: ‘Public health becoming a more valued commodity in the private sector’

CVS Health's William Shrank, MD, spoke with APHA's Public Health Newswire about the company's decision to prioritize public health.
Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Prepare for disasters on National PrepareAthon! Day

Don't have a disaster plan in place? Now is the time! September 30 marks National PrepareAthon! Day, in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages Americans to prepare.
Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020 examined how diabetes and chronic kidney disease are impacting the U.S. health system.

Sept. 29 news: Heart disease, Ebola victim at NIH, WHO

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.
Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

Tots offer tips for emergency preparedness

They may be still be in diapers, but the winners of APHA’s “Tips from Tots Photo Contest,” sponsored by its Get Ready campaign, are sharing sage advice about emergency preparedness.

Sept. 25 news: Diabetes rates, cigarettes and alcohol, FDA on Ebola treatments

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
The Nation's Health: Poor pain management leaves millions of Americans suffering

The Nation’s Health: Poor pain management leaves millions of Americans suffering

Find out about how just 15 states are doing well in helping Americans in pain in The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.
APHA, CVS Health tobacco symposium: Can private businesses put public health first?

APHA, CVS Health tobacco symposium: Can private businesses put public health first?

CVS Health took a financial risk when it stopped tobacco sales in its 7,700 stores, foregoing $2 billion of annual revenue to do so.

Sept. 24 news: Obama on climate change, sugary drinks, alcohol and exercise

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

APHA supports Senate bill addressing climate change health impacts

APHA applauds a new bill introduced to the Senate that would better prepare the public against the health effects of climate change.

Sept. 23 news: Tattoos and skin cancer, preventing heart attacks, e-cigarrettes to quit smoking

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.