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The Nation's Health: What 'Parks and Recreation' taught us about public health (Storify)

The Nation’s Health: What ‘Parks and Recreation’ taught us about public health (Storify)

What 'Parks and Recreation' taught us about public health, from The Nation's Health.

Feb. 25 news: Arkansas and Kentucky reducing uninsured, narcotic painkillers, WHO on measles

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
CDC discusses 'unequal' secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

CDC discusses ‘unequal’ secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

One in four nonsmokers, or 58 million Americans, is exposed to secondhand smoke. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a Facebook chat on its "unequal" dangers, led by Brian King, senior scientific advisor for epidemiology in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.

Feb. 23 news: FAQs on measles, superbug in North Carolina, dishes by hand decreases child allergies

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Feb. 20 news: Dietary guidelines recommendations, Ebola vaccinations in Sierra Leone, 145 measles cases

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
The Nation's Health: 5 things to know about measles right now (Storify)

The Nation’s Health: 5 things to know about measles right now (Storify)

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. So why is the current outbreak happening?
11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working “a little better than anticipated,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week, for 11.4 million reasons.
The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

How did your state’s lawmakers vote on the most important public health issues last year? The Nation’s Health, APHA’s monthly newspaper, has the answers for you.
APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

With measles cases on the rise, vaccination is a trending topic right now — literally. Yesterday, Voice of America elevated the issue on its show, “HashtagVOA,” with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin leading the public health discussion.

Feb. 11 news: Affordable Care Act with APHA’s Georges Benjamin, vaccines

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.
‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of public health 2015’ with CDC Director Tom Frieden

In his third annual “state of public health” address for Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden tackles a smorgasbord of pressing health issues. Photo courtesy CDC/ Kathryn Foti

Feb. 9 news: Measles, coffee, HHS to work with nonprofts

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.