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The Nation's Health: Public health, prevention to play role in precision medicine

The Nation’s Health: Public health, prevention to play role in precision medicine

No crystal ball exists to show how people will react to medications or if they are at higher risk for certain cancers. Precision medicine may help researchers get close.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with HHS' J. Nadine Gracia on leveling health playing field for US minorities

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with HHS’ J. Nadine Gracia on leveling health playing field for US minorities

HHS Office of Minority Health Director J. Nadine Gracia spoke with The Nation’s Health on inequity, disparities for people of color
The Nation's Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

As secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell has the health of the nation in her hands.
The Nation's Health: Public health looks to lessons from past in MERS outbreak

The Nation’s Health: Public health looks to lessons from past in MERS outbreak

Check out public health lessons learned from the past MERS outbreak in August's edition of The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.
The Nation’s Health: States taking action to regulate e-cigarettes

The Nation’s Health: States taking action to regulate e-cigarettes

The FDA is working to gain authority as science on products grows, as reported in the May 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
The Nation's Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

The Nation’s Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

Reducing health care-associated infections remains a challenge, as reported in the March 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
The Nation’s Health: Farmers markets bring healthy choices to low-income shoppers

The Nation’s Health: Farmers markets bring healthy choices to low-income shoppers

Read more about how the USDA program benefits SNAP users in The Nation's Health February 2015 issue.
The Nation’s Health: Fewer uninsured Americans, bigger decreases to come

The Nation’s Health: Fewer uninsured Americans, bigger decreases to come

Find out how American uninsured rates have dropped — and may continue to do decrease — in The Nation's Health November/December 2014 issue.
The Nation's Health: As marijuana decriminalization spreads, public health prepares

The Nation’s Health: As marijuana decriminalization spreads, public health prepares

Check out public health's preparation for marijuana decriminalization in The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.
The Nation's Health: Is US public health ready for MERS?

The Nation’s Health: Is US public health ready for MERS?

When a man traveling to Indiana by two planes and a bus from Saudi Arabia became the first U.S. case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus on May 2, the nation’s public health community was hardly blindsided.

Advocates raise awareness of range of LGBT health issues

While HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment remains a prominent issue in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, staff at health centers such as Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago know it is not the only public health issue of concern. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Q&A: Leading Health Indicators with HHS leader Howard Koh (Video)

Q&A: Leading Health Indicators with HHS leader Howard Koh (Video)

Howard Koh, MD, MPH, assistant secretary for health at HHS, sat down with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, in March to talk about the Leading Health Indicators and how communities can use them to improve health.