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Ebola updates: Eliminated in Nigeria and Senegal, US response efforts

Today, the World Health Organization announced on Twitter that Nigeria is free of Ebola, with 42 days — the disease’s incubation period is up to 21 days — having passed since its last confirmed case. On Friday, WHO declared the outbreak over in Senegal.

Oct. 20 news: AJPH studies soda and Facebook, Ebola, public health cuts

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

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.
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.
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. 22 news: APHA Social Media Lab, Ebola, breast-pumping toolbelt

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
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.

Sept. 19 news: Public health accreditations, antidepressants, flu shots

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
The Nation's Health: 4 reasons why all pharmacies should ditch tobacco

The Nation’s Health: 4 reasons why all pharmacies should ditch tobacco

Check out four reasons why all pharmacies should ditch tobacco in this Storify recap from The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.