APHA affiliates to work with coalitions, utilizing grants through Plan4Health, to combat lack of physical activity and nutritious foods.
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.
With the release of the surgeon general's new report on smoking, public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control.
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.
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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: What do you think? Should companies incentivize preventive screenings for their employees?
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.
Today is the Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for current smokers to kick the deadly habit not only for today but a lifetime.
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.
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.
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.