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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.
Advocates call on all health retailers to stop selling tobacco: Sign APHA petition

Advocates call on all health retailers to stop selling tobacco: Sign APHA petition

Health advocates praised CVS's decision to stop tobacco sales, and through letters and an APHA petition urge others to follow suit.
Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Despite progress, gaps still remain in US preparedness

Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.
Affordable Care Act brings new benefits as marketplace enrollment progresses

Affordable Care Act brings new benefits as marketplace enrollment progresses

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, it contained a long list of target dates. One of the most anticipated ones was January 2014. Read this article in full in the January 2014 edition of The Nation's Health, APHA's monthly newspaper.

The Nation’s Health: 48 million people uninsured in 2012

The rate of uninsured Americans held steady in 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, but public health advocates expect numbers to drop dramatically as more people gain insurance under the Affordable Care Act in the coming year.
As senior population grows, aging in place gains popularity

As senior population grows, aging in place gains popularity

The U.S. baby boom population is getting older. By 2030, residents born between 1946 and 1964 will make up 20 percent of the population, with 72.1 million Americans ages 65 and older.

As Hispanics lag in clinical trials, health researchers take action

There are 53 million Hispanics living in the United States today. That number is expected to grow, reaching more than 128 million by 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts.
When it comes to savings under the Affordable Care Act, the check is in the mail

When it comes to savings under the Affordable Care Act, the check is in the mail

When Morgan Theriot got a letter in her mailbox from her health insurance last summer, she braced herself for a bill or a higher premium. What the Maryland mother of two got instead was $267 back in her pocket.

Research on e-cigarettes examining health effects: Regulations due

With the look and feel of real cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are experiencing a boom in popularity. But as the product’s popularity rises, so do the unknowns about its potential impact on public health.