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ABC’s Besser: 4 tips for pitching your health news to the media

ABC’s Besser: 4 tips for pitching your health news to the media

Before heading off to Liberia this week to cover the Ebola outbreak, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser stopped in Atlanta to pass along tips for communicating health news from the other side of the camera.
ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

Influenza claims the lives of thousands annually, but two flu-related deaths sparked particular concern among health officials in spring 2009.

APHA, health groups urge confirmation of Murthy

With the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general stalled, health groups today pledged strong support for his candidacy and urged senators to confirm him to the post.
EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

On the eve of Earth Day, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss steps the Obama administration is taking to address climate change.
EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

In a national call with health leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh underscored the need for continued action to protect the public from the dangers of air pollution.
Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
#NPHWchat makes public health nation’s top talking point

#NPHWchat makes public health nation’s top talking point

We set out to make public health a conversation for all-comers. By the time it was over the 2014 National Public Health Week Twitter Chat took over the country.

County Health Rankings: Where you live affects your health

Whether you reside in Clallam County, Wash., Miami-Dade County, Fla., or somewhere in between, where you live affects your health. That’s the conclusion of the 2014 County Health Rankings report released today.
Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

With the move by leading health care retailer CVS to remove tobacco products from its stores, pressure is mounting on other pharmaceutical retailers to do the same.

Senators pull all-nighter in push for climate change action

About 30 senators took turns speaking through the night Monday into early Tuesday to urge congressional action on climate change.

AJPH research helps spark defense of women in Congo

Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.

APHA petition urges retailers to end tobacco sales

Before last week's announcement by CVS Caremark, stopping the sale of tobacco products was a public health goal far out of reach. But advocates now seek to build on the momentum.