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Recipes for disease: Efforts needed to close food safety gaps

'Wonderful and terrifying.' That’s how one audience member described a Tuesday presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting about the safety of our food supply.

A view from Capitol Hill with APHA’s Public Health Fellow

South Carolina native Andre Stanley received the prestigious APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government last year, and has been working in Washington, D.C., as the health legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) since January 2011. With three months left on his APHA Fellowship, we caught up with Stanley and asked him to share...

Communities poised to get ready during National Preparedness Month

With the raging Texas wildfires displacing thousands of residents, communities on the East Coast still recovering from Hurricane Irene and Gulf Coast residents drying out after tropical storm rains, it is a fitting time for all of us to remember the importance of preparing for natural disasters and emergencies.

Headlines: Screening teens, sugary drinks, soda bans, pill mills

More schools use screening tools to identify kids at risk for mental health problems, sugary drink consumption up, health problems tied to home foreclosures, and more

Headlines: COBRA subsidies, smoke-free campuses, sleep study

COBRA subsidies end for laid-off workers, more campuses going smoke-free, lack of deep sleep tied to hypertension, and more.

Hurricane Irene threatens East Coast

Hurricane Irene, a strong category three hurricane with 115 mph winds as of late Thursday, is making its way along the East Coast. Learn more about tools and other resources to help your community prepare.

Morning headlines – August 25, 2011

A snapshot of headlines making the news this morning: Botox approved for treating overactive bladder, chocolate milk gets a makeover, overuse of antibiotics may fuel increase in diabetes; how scientist are trying to stop the rise in dengue, and more....

Morning headlines – August 23, 2011

A look at what's in the headlines today: Nurses exposed to the toxic drugs they deliver, seniors feel pressure to work to pay for health care, how vanity can help your health, and more.

Flu vaccination rates remain low among health workers

Despite the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and increased attention drawn to the importance of getting vaccinated, immunization rates among U.S. health workers increased only slightly this year and still remain far below national health goals, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Morning headlines – August 18, 2011

A roundup of health headlines this morning -- public health groups discuss pending ozone standards at the White House, SSI benefits for disabled children under scrutiny, new health insurance rules to be easier to understand, and more.

Putting the National HIV/AIDS Strategy into practice

Patient advocates and health organizations from across the country are convening in Atlanta this week for the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a strong focus on building momentum around the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that was released by the White House last year, the conference,...

Morning headlines – August 16, 2011

Some stories making health headlines today -- State and local governments get $49 million boost to strengthen their health departments; new study shows obese people who are healthy may live just as long as their skinny counterparts; and more.