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Aug. 21 news: ER visits, junk food ads, Billy Joel hat tip

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Aug 16 news: Cancer report, navigator grants, Penn State’s wellness plan

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Friday, August 16, 2013.

Aug. 14 news: DC marketplace, rebranding climate change, public health preparedness

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

Aug. 7 news: Childhood obesity rates falling, prenatal care, Health Care Wizard

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
The case for public health law: A Q&A with Jennifer Bard

The case for public health law: A Q&A with Jennifer Bard

Jennifer Bard, an APHA member, was recently selected for the Scholars in Residence Program and will work with local health officials in Lubbock, Texas, to explore legal options to address bed bugs.
Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Read our newest Q&A with Jim Hester, a senior advisor on population health systems, on why he thinks innovation holds tremendous promise for solving the nation’s greatest challenges in population health.

July 29 news: Support the Prevention Fund, green space, Make your Move

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Monday, July 29, 2013.

House subcommittee proposes deep cuts to EPA in budget bill

The U.S. House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s budget bill released Tuesday calls for $2.8 billion in cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2014 —a 34 percent decrease in funding over the prior year.

Senate confirms McCarthy to lead EPA, Perez as new Labor secretary

Following an uphill battle in Congress, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the 13th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in a 59-40 vote.

July 12 news: Farm Bill strips food stamps, arsenic rule, sequester’s impact on poor

Catch up on the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Friday, July 12, 2013.

Senate committee approves health budget, fiscal hurdles loom

HIV/AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, fewer people are using tobacco and more sidewalks and bike lanes are paving the way to increased physical activity in communities across the country – all thanks to public health measures made possible by important federal funding.

Prescription painkiller abuse spikes among women

Rates of prescription painkiller abuse among women in the U.S. have skyrocketed over the past decade, according to new data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.