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Today’s news: Nurses, happiness, obesity

U.S. attempts to measure people's happiness with stark numbers; nutritionists study the psychology of obesity; CDC study links nurse burnout to instances of healthcare-associated infection rates in hospitals; five facts about the ACA's contraceptive mandate. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Thursday, August 2, 2012.

APHA ready for Annual Meeting in San Francisco

APHA is preparing to host its 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place this year in San Francisco Oct. 27-31. The meeting, with the theme “Prevention and Wellness across the Life Span,” will explore the environmental, social and behavioral issues that impact health across all ages.

Today’s news: Women’s preventive health services, seniors, workplace wellness

No-cost birth control starts today as part of an array of new women's preventive health benefits; APHA's Dr. Benjamin speaks on workplace wellness; the best cities for seniors to prosper in; consumers demand plastic goods free of dangerous chemicals. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

Today’s news: AIDS cure, lying, teenage drivers

Self-deception can have the benefits of self-confidence and regard of peers; teenage drivers predisposed to distracted driving; AIDS-free generation will require a cure if patients don’t take their meds responsibly; parents can inflict emotional harm towards children with long-lasting consequences. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Today’s news: Concussions, heat wave, HIV care

Former football players sue league over handling of concussions; heat wave may cause stored medications to lose potency; over half of HIV-positive Americans lack proper treatment for their infection; doctor shortages continue to be rampant across the country. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Monday, July 30, 2012.

Today’s news: Medicaid, antivirals, airports

Study shows Medicaid actually reduces mortality and improves recipients' health; Third World countries display better medical results with simpler practices and instruments; airports spread disease through traffic numbers, layovers and movements of travelers. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Today’s news: Medicaid, climate change, ER

CBO analyzes impact if states opt out of Medicaid expansion; more Americans believe the climate is changing with recent droughts; CDC shows black teens engaging less in risky sexual behavior; Medicaid use is up in the emergency department, but visits are more severe. These stories topping public health headlines today, Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

A patchwork of names

On Monday, APHA representatives ventured to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall, at the AIDS conference in the Washington Convention Center, and at the National Building Museum. More than 48,000 panels honor the 90,000 people that died from HIV, and are showcased at dozens of locations around the city. People can observe...

Today’s news: Bill Gates, test results, Youtube

Bill Gates says at AIDS conference that the world has not turned the tide in the fight against HIV/AIDS; researchers debate the stress of waiting for test results with the confusion of immediate access to medical jargon; Youtube videos increase awareness about vertigo and explain treatments; doctors debate over screening children's cholesterol levels. These...

Today’s news: child life specialists, AIDS conference, breadwinners

Communities offer HIV testing in grocery stores and high schools; child life specialists play with children in hospital to speed along medical processes; women breadwinners cause tensions in their marriages; AIDS conference marks a drastic change in the AIDS saga since the disease first ran rampant. These stories and more topping public health headlines today,...

Today’s news: bullying, Medicare, veterans

Bullying in the workplace creates a toxic environment that effects all workers; program places senior Veterans in foster homes as an alternative to nursing homes; Medicare patients are happier than those with private coverage; laws fail to contain the socially accepted practice of texting while driving. These stories and more topping public health headlines today,...

Today’s news: dental care, BPA bottles, physical inactivity

Former Surgeon General says oral health epidemic still exists and calls for action; physical activity is just as deadly as smoking and should be treated like an epidemic; FDA bans BPA from children’s bottles and cups; CDC shows 55% of physicians have adopted an electronic system. These stories and more topping public health headlines today,...