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Gaps remain in global health spending bills

As Congress heads into the August recess, the House and Senate have left a lot on the table to consider when they return in September
On Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones you care — about preparing for emergencies

On Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones you care — about preparing for emergencies

Looking for a unique way to express your affection on Valentine’s Day? Try emergency preparedness-themed e-cards from APHA's Get Ready campaign.

Q&A with CDC flu expert Michael Jhung

Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.

CDC announces early start to 2012-2013 flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that flu cases are on the rise, signaling the earliest start to the regular flu season in nearly a decade. CDC Director Tom Frieden warned, “This could be a bad flu year.”

APHA joins CDC and 24 other health organizations to fight antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health threats we face currently. This was the message of a teleconference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday marking the start of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, Nov. 12-18.

APHA’s Benjamin speaks at IOM about future of public health workforce

On Monday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin addressed the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats. The IOM symposium, entitled Sustaining Public Health Capacity in an Age of Austerity, focused on challenges facing the field of public health given the difficult financial and political climate in the U.S.

CDC confirms over 100 new cases of H3N2v influenza this week

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that a number of new cases of an H3N2 variant strain of influenza A have been confirmed in four states, believed to be the result of contact between humans and pigs, mostly occurring at county or state fairs.

First lady, Jill Biden announce nursing initiative to improve health care for veterans

In celebration of the first anniversary of their Joining Forces campaign, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden appeared at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday to announce a major veteran’s health care initiative in partnership with nursing leaders around the country.