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The Nation's Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

The Nation’s Health: Rankings find improvements in health, but concerns linger

Hawaii has topped all other states in having the healthiest residents for the fifth year in a row, according to rankings from the United Health Foundation.
The Nation's Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

The Nation’s Health: E-cigarette use among young people threatens public health

A new surgeon general’s report recommends actions to protect youth and young adults from risks of electronic cigarettes.
“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

“Where is the justice?”: Vulnerable communities struggle in the U.S.

An afternoon session at the Climate & Health Meeting on “Protecting public health from climate-related threats: From science to practice in the United States” highlighted a wide variety of public health efforts in diverse settings.
Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Turning the tide against climate effects can be daunting. But during a series of special keynote addresses at the Climate & Health Meeting, leaders spoke about what’s being done to fight back against climate change.
Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
The Nation's Health: APHA Annual Meeting engages participants on ensuring health for all

The Nation’s Health: APHA Annual Meeting engages participants on ensuring health for all

Nearly 12,000 health professionals attended APHA 2016 to share their best work, practices and goals.
The Nation's Health: Top 10 stories of 2016

The Nation’s Health: Top 10 stories of 2016

Find out which stories from The Nation's Health made the top 10 list for 2016.
For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

For a LARC: It’s no joke — better training expands contraception access

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy. But too many people who want LARC are unable to get it in a timely manner.
Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)

If you attended yesterday's Turnaway Study sessions, you probably walked away with the same conclusion the research did: Women should be allowed to make choices that are best for them.
APHA Storify from Denver: Expo time!

APHA Storify from Denver: Expo time!

Our fourth Storify post from Denver highlights this year's Public Health Expo, where attendees could browse hundreds of booths and pick up all kinds of free goodies.
Little light in the storm: Climate change affects mental health

Little light in the storm: Climate change affects mental health

It’s well-established that climate change affects people’s physical health. But what about mental health?
APHA Storify from Denver: So much to do!

APHA Storify from Denver: So much to do!

Our third Storify post from Denver highlights the enormous variety of speakers, special sessions and events that attendees are enjoying in Denver.