APHA Get ReadyMost don’t wash their hands long enough
Do you spend enough time washing your hands? If you’re like most people, probably not, a recent study finds. The study, conducted in a U.S. college town, found that only about 5 percent of people wash their hands for as long as is recommended. That means that about 95 percent of us aren’t washing our hands long enough! Researchers discovered that about 67 percent of people use soap when washing their hands, 23 percent wet their hands but skip the soap and another 10 percent of participants don’t wash their hands at all after using the bathroom. (Yuck!)

HHSACA video contest for ‘Healthy Young America’ offers $30,000 prize
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Young Invincibles announced the Healthy Young America video contest in an effort to inform young people about health insurance coverage and new options under the Affordable Care Act.  People can submit entries and vote for their favorite videos at www.healthyyoungamerica.org.

MPR NewsLyme disease in US 10 times more common than thought
A new federal estimate suggests that Lyme disease cases may be vastly underreported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the tick-borne disease likely sickens around 300,000 Americans annually. That estimate is ten times higher than the number of cases documented in the United States each year.

Kaiser Health NewsNew online markets for small businesses may offer some workers greater choices
Workers at small companies rarely get a choice of health plans. That could change for some of them when online health insurance marketplaces for businesses open this fall.