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Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.

5 ways the omnibus spending bill impacts public health

Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act last week. Find out how this new budget affects our nation's health.

Time Magazine picks Ebola fighters as its ‘person of the year’

In the midst of Ebola's largest outbreak to date, Time Magazine recognizes the front line health workers impacting lives globally.
NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

Is the U.S. ready to respond to or prevent health threats — like Ebola — in real time? Yes and no, according to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.
It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
Thank you, public health professionals!

Thank you, public health professionals!

Today is Public Health Thank You Day! APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations are joining together to honor public health professionals who work to protect the health of all Americans.
ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

The chance to find affordable health coverage for you and your family is here again, starting today.

Nov. 6 news: Colon cancer in young adults, Chagas disease, norovirus in Boston

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
Check out APHA’s Hobby Lobby fact sheet

Check out APHA’s Hobby Lobby fact sheet

APHA’s new “Hobby Lobby Fact Sheet” breaks down the public health implications of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

Nov. 4 news: CVS after no cigarettes, Naloxone to prevent overdose, Ebola in Sierra Leone

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.