A new ad from APHA touts the public health credentials and decades-long record fighting for clean air and kids' health of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.
Thousands of helmet-clad schoolchildren from across the U.S. hopped on their bicycles this morning for National Bike to School Day. Today marks the second annual observance that celebrates safe, healthy routes to school.
Do you want to be in better shape? The president has dedicated the next 30 days to getting you there.
Too many children are showing up to school hungry. Three out of five U.S. teachers see their students eat too little before school.
Why are Barack Obama, world-renowned athletes and public health practitioners joining forces?
Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol problems later in life than those who wait until they are 21. The problem is that alcohol is targeted increasingly to those who are not of legal age to drink, experts reported Wednesday.
Friday marks the opening of the London 2012 Olympics and a big moment for a U.S. health initiative. First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a delegation into the Olympics Opening Ceremonies along with former American Olympians including women’s soccer’s Brandi Chastain, women’s gymnast Dominique Dawes, men’s basketball’s Grant Hill and women’s swimmer Summer Sanders.
Asthma is not only one of the most widespread chronic diseases nationally, affecting nearly 26 million Americans, but it also disproportionately affects poor and minority children. To culminate Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. agencies on Thursday presented the “Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities” in Washington, D.C.
As many schools eliminate physical education classes, even while childhood obesity and diabetes rates skyrocket in this country, a national study published today in the American Journal of Public Health finds that state laws that require schools to offer PE for a specific amount of time help ensure that daily physical activity recommendations among...
Ditching their cars and opting for bicycles instead, parents and their children are participating today in National Bike to School Day. New polling data show a majority of Americans support increased federal funding for sidewalks, bike lanes and bike paths.
Progress in maternal and child health has been significant over the last 40 years, says Peter van Dyck, a leader in the field recently honored by APHA. Yet challenges remain. Learn about the road ahead and his hopes for improving the health of our most vulnerable citizens: our children.