David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
The Nation's Health: Is 'Containment' for public health audiences?

The Nation’s Health: Is ‘Containment’ for public health audiences?

Are we all just days away from being quarantined by a deadly outbreak of highly pathogenic flu? A new TV series thinks so and brings that to life, complete with electrified fences, burning bodies and people being shot in the streets.
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Today is World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day

APHA champions efforts to help Americans live free of tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Today, we join World No Tobacco Day host World Health Organization in supporting this year’s theme, “Get ready for plain packaging.”

May 31 news: Zika funding, chickenpox virus, heart disease risk for women

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May 27 news: Salt warnings, Zika, breast cancer, accreditation

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NHeLP's McKee: The fight for contraceptive coverage continues

NHeLP’s McKee: The fight for contraceptive coverage continues

Public Health Newswire spoke to National Health Law Program Staff Attorney Catherine McKee to understand the public health implications of Zubik v. Burwell and Medicaid access and coverage laws.
AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

New research in the American Journal of Public Health shows that states with higher firearm ownership have higher rates of firearm-related suicides.
APHA Storify: Pets are purr-fect healthy additions to your life

APHA Storify: Pets are purr-fect healthy additions to your life

More than half of U.S. households have a pet. Here's why they're good for your health, courtesy of APHA's Storify.

May 26 news: Military suicides, vaccine facts, baby boomer health risks

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May 25 news: Congress has not yet funded Zika, drink spiking, antidepressants

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Aetna Foundation, APHA to Health Affairs: "Making the US the healthiest nation"

Aetna Foundation, APHA to Health Affairs: “Making the US the healthiest nation”

Read this blog from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, and Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, in its entirety in Health Affairs.

May 24 news: Gun ownership and suicide rates, challenges for premature infants, opioid prescriptions

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May 23 news: CDC’s Frieden on 10 tips for health officers, World Health Assembly, abortions

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May 20 news: Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, Bike to Work Day, pool violations

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