Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen: Thinking creatively to protect communities

In a conversation with APHA, Dr. Leana Wen explained the Baltimore City Health Department’s response to health emergencies after recent civil unrest.
Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

Bill proposes minimum wage increase: ‘Too many people have too little’

The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 by 2020, has undeniable public health implications.
Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

Surgeon General Murthy at swearing-in ceremony: ‘Public health doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

Dr. Vivek Murthy’s journey to his post as the 19th surgeon general of the United States was much longer than the U.S. “top doc” position’s 18-month vacancy.
APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. In March, APHA published a new report highlighting the efforts of state and local health agencies and one tribal nation to address the root causes of health inequities.
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May 26 news: Lassa fever, sterile mosquitoes, addiction treatment

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May 22 news: Salmonella outbreak, poverty and vision loss, California oil spill

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May 21 news: WHO, childhood vaccine reduces cancer risk, healthy states for seniors, health workers under threat

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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer of the CDC said Tuesday of mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. “You get bitten, get an infection and it all has to do with how your body responds.”

May 20 news: ACA numbers, smog in America, new studies help predict Alzheimer’s

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APHA's Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

APHA’s Benjamin: Health equity, social justice as health improvement tools

Grantmakers In Health, or GIH, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, shared his thoughts with GIH on civil unrest, health equity and social justice.

May 19 news: APHA and ATSDR webinar, Washington DC nation’s fittest city, sunscreen,

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May 18 news: Doctor payments for pills, online health information, ending vaccination belief waivers in California

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May 15 news: APHA and ATSDR webinar on environmental health, mosquito-borne disease, vaccine exemptions

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May 14 news: Quitting smoking, Cuban lung cancer vaccine, HIV in rural America

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APHA Get Ready: Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

APHA Get Ready: Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

APHA's Get Ready campaign offers tips to prepare you for hurricanes, also known in different geographic areas as typhoons or cyclones.

May 13 news: Insurers must cover all birth control, FDA on blood donors, more fathers involved

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.