Chronic disease
June is Men's Health Month: Heart disease causes 1 in 4 male deaths

June is Men’s Health Month: Heart disease causes 1 in 4 male deaths

June is Men's Health Month, which seeks "to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys."
APHA, planners announce grants to fight chronic disease

APHA, planners announce grants to fight chronic disease

APHA affiliates to work with coalitions, utilizing grants through Plan4Health, to combat lack of physical activity and nutritious foods.
CDC discusses 'unequal' secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

CDC discusses ‘unequal’ secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

One in four nonsmokers, or 58 million Americans, is exposed to secondhand smoke. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a Facebook chat on its "unequal" dangers, led by Brian King, senior scientific advisor for epidemiology in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
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.