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The Nation's Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

The Nation’s Health: Fracking activities can put drinking water at risk due to toxicity

EPA has announced that hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, has the potential to affect drinking water sources in the U.S.
Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

Carbon fee and dividend legislation: A catalyst to transition to clean energy

This month's Year of Climate Change and Health theme is clean energy. Lisa Del Buono, MD, co-leader of the Northern Michigan Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, makes the case for transitioning to a low carbon economy and charging a fee on carbon as a leading solution.
APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA: Trump budget puts vital public health programs at risk

APHA strongly opposes the President's fiscal year 2018 budget request, which outlines a plan that shifts significant funds to defense programs and away from health agencies and services.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with NIDDK’s Griffin Rodgers: Testing, education critical to preventing kidney disease

Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, talks kidney disease risks and prevention.
APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

Daylight saving begins March 12: Don’t forget to set your clocks and check your stocks

APHA's Get Ready campaign shows you how you can use the clock change as a reminder to check your preparedness stockpile.
House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans

APHA strongly opposes legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday outlining a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

Year of Climate Change and Health: ‘Clean energy’ is focus for March

APHA’s Surili Patel discusses the role of energy in climate change and outlines action steps to reduce its impact.
Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan

In a post highlighting February’s theme of climate justice, Adriana Garcia of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and David Chang of WE ACT for Environmental Justice discuss the connections between climate justice and health in Northern Manhattan.
Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

Climate science reveals grave public health impacts

The science is clear. Climate change is happening and it’s affecting our health. That was the convincing message delivered by a panel of experts presenting at last week’s Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, hosted by APHA and others.
Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Protecting world’s most vulnerable populations from climate change

Panelists at the Climate & Health Meeting discussed ways we can find solutions to climate change from low- and middle-income countries.
“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.