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July 28 news: Florida surgeon general warning, carbon pollution limits, fist bumps

Check out today's public health news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.
Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled to weaken federal funding mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Then the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., ruled the opposite.
Contemporary vs. classic: APHA Book Club Facebook chat

Contemporary vs. classic: APHA Book Club Facebook chat

On Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. EDT, APHA’s “Annual Meeting Book Club” will merge old school and new school.
The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused a stir this summer when it announced that more than 80 of its employees might have been exposed to anthrax.
Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.
APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

APHA supports Sen. Durbin provision to end tobacco discounts at DoD

Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
The Nation's Health: How some states are fighting painkiller overdoses

The Nation’s Health: How some states are fighting painkiller overdoses

This Storify roundup on fighting painkiller overdoses is brought to you by The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.
Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Opioid epidemic highlights White House’s 2014 drug control strategy

Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

It’s almost July Fourth weekend, but as you prepare for the outdoors make sure you don’t let climate change put you or your loved ones in danger.
Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "closely held" corporations can limit employee access to key women’s contraceptive coverage as defined by the ACA.
APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

APHA Get Ready: Why men should be prepared for disasters

June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to remind American men and boys that they need to be prepared for emergencies. Check out tips from APHA Men's Health Caucus member Steve Petty.