Kaiser Permanente’s employee workplace wellness activities have only been operating since 2010, but the effort is already returning real health gains. Read more from this story published in the October 2013 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
While smoking prevention and cessation have been the primary means to battle the No. 1 cancer killer in the U.S., a new tool could soon be more widely available to aid efforts to save lives.
Prevention is the last thing public health professionals should worry about, says the leader of the nation’s federal public health bureau.
Your innovative strategies are making people healthier in your city, school or neighborhood. How do you plan to show it?
Good public health is synonymous with healthy communities. And though a national infrastructure works to create a healthier America, its influence is obstructed by barriers that prevent the public health workforce from working well together.
High rates of gun violence in the U.S. dwarf those in almost all developed nations.
In April, APHA signed on to a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, citing the fact that young people and members of racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately harmed by the mint flavoring. Today, the FDA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking related...
Gun violence. How do we curb it? And is it our role, as public health professionals, to intervene?
Rates of prescription painkiller abuse among women in the U.S. have skyrocketed over the past decade, according to new data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported illness transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in the U.S., and the numbers are rising. Since 1992 reported incidence of the vector-borne disease more than tripled, reaching nearly 30,000 incidents in 2009.
As immigration reform picks up momentum on Capitol Hill this week, health advocates are calling on Congress to consider public health consequences of certain provisions included in the sweeping legislation.
With the look and feel of real cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are experiencing a boom in popularity. But as the product’s popularity rises, so do the unknowns about its potential impact on public health.