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.
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.
More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign, pen an op-ed addressing our nation's gun violence epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
CVS Health's William Shrank, MD, spoke with APHA's Public Health Newswire about the company's decision to prioritize public health.
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.
Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.
In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.