Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.
Today is the end of World Breastfeeding Week, sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Actionworks to “empower a mother in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed.”
The Nation’s Health: Q&A with HHS’ J. Nadine Gracia on leveling health playing field for US minorities
HHS Office of Minority Health Director J. Nadine Gracia spoke with The Nation’s Health on inequity, disparities for people of color
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report a rape experience at some point in their lives, while 1 in 20 women and men experience a form of sexual violence other than rape.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and one of the top-10 leading causes of death that cannot be cured, slowed or prevented, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So how should public health professionals be talking about it?
The recently announced Clean Power Plan will prioritize public health by reducing carbon pollution from power plants throughout the nation.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Medicare (along with Medicaid). Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the program into legislation, Medicare — originally a basic insurance program — has transformed to provide quality coverage to 55 million Americans.
A year ago, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa met the definition of a “public health emergency of international concern.” Today, control of the disease remains a critical priority.
Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, talked with British television program ITV News last week to discuss U.S. gun violence and why it's a public health issue.
Did you catch the latest public health findings from the American Journal of Public Health? Read on to hear the latest and check out what media outlets had to say about the new research.