Regina Benjamin, the nation’s 18th surgeon general, announced she was stepping down today in a letter to officers and friends of the U.S. Public Heath Commissioned Corps.
In a new ad, a coalition of health groups questions the prevalence of smoking in the new box office hit “The Great Gatsby.”
As heat waves, droughts and extreme weather events occur with greater intensity and frequency, the nation’s public health organizations announced renewed support for a measure to improve preparedness for climate change.
A new ad from APHA touts the public health credentials and decades-long record fighting for clean air and kids' health of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.
From an internationally acclaimed epidemiologist to a national leader on neighborhood issues, APHA’s just-announced lineup of Annual Meeting speakers will drive home its 2013 theme: “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.”
Public health innovation took the stage last week at TEDMED, an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
Former local health official Gina McCarthy faces tough questions from senators today before taking the next step in her long career in public service: administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Appearing last night on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, former President Jimmy Carter discussed major advances against Guinea worm and other neglected diseases.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin yesterday marked the start of National Public Health Week by prescribing new medicine to keep Americans healthy: walking.
Finding relevant opportunities to earn continuing education credits and satisfy professional licensing or credentialing requirements can be difficult, particularly for those working in public health. But thanks to a new program from APHA, those offerings are now more accessible.
This year’s flu season began early, has peaked and has begun to decline in most parts of the country, CDC Director Tom Frieden told members of a House committee last week. “But there are still many cases around the country and it’s likely that flu activity will continue for many weeks.”