Chronic disease
Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

With the release of the surgeon general's new report on smoking, public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control.
CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

CT screenings offer new hope for preventing lung cancer deaths

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.
How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

How Community Transformation Grants can draw attention

Your innovative strategies are making people healthier in your city, school or neighborhood. How do you plan to show it?
Doctors an ally in kicking the habit

Doctors an ally in kicking the habit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a new set of online and television ads to encourage smokers to get help from their doctors to quit.

Poll: Do preventive screenings save money?

Poll: What do you think? Should companies incentivize preventive screenings for their employees?

ACA ‘navigators’ to improve access to care

To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.

Quit for a day, kick the habit for a lifetime

Today is the Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for current smokers to kick the deadly habit not only for today but a lifetime.

Take our poll: Does meningitis outbreak call for more public health funding?

As of Oct. 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a total of 247 illnesses and 19 deaths caused by the meningitis outbreak. Investigators have now widened their focus to other drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (Mass.), the source of the original steroid medication that allegedly caused the outbreak.

Diet, physical activity and clear communication key to reversing premature disease, death

Attendees of the National Public Health Information Coalition's symposium got a mouthful of healthy advice from nutrition and prevention expert David Katz about how diet, physical activity and how we communicate about them are critical to reversing rising rates of premature disease and death.

Mammography bus makes stop in D.C.

The first mobile 3-D mammography bus parked its wheels outside the U.S. Capitol building today to showcase major technological advancements being made to help catch the disease at its earliest stages, when it’s easier and less costly to treat.

Influx in quitline calls attributable to national campaign

Just months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its Tips from Former Smokers national advertising campaign targeted to current smokers, a new report shows calls to the quitline increased markedly.

Study: Home is where the health is

Chronically ill patients who have access to a medical home are less likely to report medical errors and more likely to have a better rapport with their doctor, according to an international survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund. The study also underscores the health care system’s financial squeeze on patients in the U.S.