Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat: the Zika virus. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.
First lady Michelle Obama has pushed forward two major initiatives to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.
Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
The impact of e-cigarettes, debated yesterday in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, boils down to one highly controversial question: Will their usage positively or negatively impact the nation’s overall health?
n a letter sent to Congress on May 20, child health advocates including APHA and several APHA Affiliates strongly urged opposition to “efforts to intervene in science-based rules regarding the federal child nutrition programs.”
Are you a parent of an infant or expecting a child? If so, it’s important you take time to prepare yourself and your infant to be safe during emergencies.
Even though millions of Americans are joining the ranks of the insured and gaining access to affordable health care, access to oral health care is still expected to lag, according to a new report in the April 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.