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More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

Less than 50 percent of Americans received flu vaccinations this past flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

APHA Google+ Hangout helps Americans prepare for emergencies

Can Americans prepare for infectious disease outbreaks, extreme weather events, mental health disasters and active shootings? Yes, they can.
You can join US Ebola response right now

You can join US Ebola response right now

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced “a major increase” in the nation’s response to Ebola. And you can help.
Today is Get Ready Day

Today is Get Ready Day

Today, APHA asks one very important question: Are you ready? It’s Get Ready Day — APHA’s annual event to raise emergency preparedness awareness nationwide.
Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Pfizer Inc. Vice President of Medical External Affairs Jack Watters spoke at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, D.C., yesterday with a private-sector approach unlike his peers.
Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Panelists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Google+ Hangout discussed the importance of providing improved nutrition and more physical activity to schoolchildren nationwide to "turn the tide against obesity."
Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

The Ebola outbreak has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, infected more than 3,000 and is “likely to get worse.”
Truth campaign inspires youth to 'finish' smoking

Truth campaign inspires youth to ‘finish’ smoking

With youth smoking rates at their lowest level in 22 years, Legacy has launched the latest installment of the “truth” smoking prevention campaign to inspire youth to “finish it” once and for all by making tobacco use a thing of the past.
ABC’s Besser: 4 tips for pitching your health news to the media

ABC’s Besser: 4 tips for pitching your health news to the media

Before heading off to Liberia this week to cover the Ebola outbreak, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser stopped in Atlanta to pass along tips for communicating health news from the other side of the camera.
ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

ABC’s Besser lauds work of health communicators

Influenza claims the lives of thousands annually, but two flu-related deaths sparked particular concern among health officials in spring 2009.
Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Want to make our nation healthier? Be creative

Ask yourself two questions: Are you a public health worker? And are you willing to try new things to make people healthier?
5 ACA updates you should know about

5 ACA updates you should know about

This summer, ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act has resulted in a range of public health news. Here are five ACA updates you should know about.