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Posting to Twitter can help users shed pounds, study finds

Posting to Twitter can help users shed pounds, study finds

Using Twitter has been known to help people gain followers, friends and even employment. But a new study says tweeting can help users lose something equally important — extra pounds.
Q&A with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, APHA’s 2012 legislator of the year

Q&A with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, APHA’s 2012 legislator of the year

Public health champion Rep. Rosa DeLauro was honored as APHA's Legislator of the Year in 2012. Find out what inspires her and why she feels public health advocacy — from town hall to the halls of Congress — is so important.
Innovating public health: A Q&A with Gretchen Sampson

Innovating public health: A Q&A with Gretchen Sampson

As a county health director in Wisconsin, Gretchen Sampson helped create a preparedness consortium that has become a national model for health departments and was recently awarded by APHA for her work. Hear why she says advancing information technology is critical to public health. Photo courtesy EZ Event Photography
Q&A with Paul Walker on public health and peace

Q&A with Paul Walker on public health and peace

Read our exclusive interview with Paul Walker, PhD, winner of the 2012 Sidel-Levy Award for Peace, as he shares his thoughts on about the intersection of public health and peace. Photo courtesy EZ Event Photography

Put down that salt shaker

In case you missed it, catch up on full coverage of APHA's 140th Annual Meeting on our blog.
Q&A with Steven Whitman on social justice

Q&A with Steven Whitman on social justice

Steven Whitman, PhD, director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago, is the winner of the 2012 Helen Rodriguez-Trìas Social Justice Award. In this conversation, he explains ways the public health community can work toward improved social justice.

Undergraduate public health education expands nationwide

At Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, all first-year students participate in a “great problems” seminar focusing on issues such as food sustainability, the world’s water supply or chronic disease.
PTSD as a pathway to chronic health conditions

PTSD as a pathway to chronic health conditions

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that can occur after a stressful event like war, assault or disaster, and lead to other health problems. Learn about this growing concern and its impact on our military veterans in a Memorial Day Q&A with epidemiologist and author Steven Coughlin.
Behind the scenes in the racketeering case against the tobacco industry

Behind the scenes in the racketeering case against the tobacco industry

Sharon Eubanks, the attorney who took on the tobacco industry and won, talks about the case, attacks from the industry and how to prevent history from repeating itself in a Q&A with Public Health Newswire. Eubanks is co-author of "Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry."

More health departments nationwide embracing social media

From a Boston campaign that uses online videos to talk to teens about sugary drinks to a Louisiana stork who reaches out via Facebook and Twitter about healthy pregnancies, health departments around the nation are embracing social media. Read about it as reported in The Nation's Health newspaper.
Cuba reveals lessons for public health delegation

Cuba reveals lessons for public health delegation

With longer life expectancy and lower infant mortality than the U.S., Cuba’s health system recently offered a visiting APHA delegation new perspective. Photo courtesy Patrick Johnson
Honoring a lifetime of leadership: A Q&A with David Satcher

Honoring a lifetime of leadership: A Q&A with David Satcher

Former Surgeon General David Satcher joined the company of public health luminaries when he was awarded APHA's highest honor last year. Hear what lessons he's learned during a lifetime of public health leadership, his outlook on prevention and his advice for those aspiring to a career in the field.