Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

APHA, Gore fill gap left by canceled climate and health conference

Former Vice President Al Gore, APHA and others announced they would host a meeting on climate change and health Feb. 16 in Atlanta.
‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

‘State of Public Health 2017’ with outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden

As he prepares to leave office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden shared with us his hopes for the future of public health and the challenges that still lie ahead.
Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

Walk your way to better health with APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

We've set a goal this year of taking 1 billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week — and we want you to join us! Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
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Feb. 14 news: Ebola spread via ‘superspreaders’, Push for soda health labels revived, CA insurers falsify doctor lists

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Feb. 13 news: Bullet fragments cause lead poisoning, Smokers avoid CT scans, One-third don’t understand ACA is Obamacare

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Feb. 10 news: Tom Price confirmed to lead HHS, Venezuela fights diphtheria, Insurers reel in ACA confusion

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Feb. 9 news: Vaccines’ safety endorsed, Marijuana may affect pregnancy, Countries counter global gag rule

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Feb. 8 news: Travel ban effect on biomedical research, CDC vaccine guidelines, hearing loss in adults

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APHA public health voting record scores members of Congress

APHA public health voting record scores members of Congress

Want to see how your members of Congress measure up on support for public health? APHA's congressional scorecard has the answers.

Feb. 7 news: ACA enrollment drops as replacement slows, EPA employees urge Pruitt rejection, E-cigarettes possibly safer than tobacco cigarettes

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
New administration raises worries about public health: ACA, climate change, gains under threat

New administration raises worries about public health: ACA, climate change, gains under threat

Core public health activities and priorities likely face a challenging future, according to a story in the February/March 2017 issue of The Nation's Health.

Feb. 6 news: Bird flu spreads, Hospitals fear ACA changes, FDA pick could undo safeguards

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
APHA Storify: APHA launches the Year of Climate Change and Health

APHA Storify: APHA launches the Year of Climate Change and Health

Climate change is a serious threat to human health. APHA is leading a new initiative to reduce its effects.

Feb. 3 news: GOP moves to repeal stream protections, House votes to overturn rule barring some mentally impaired to own guns, How to make football safer

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.
APHA’s Year of Climate Change and Health: February focus on climate justice

APHA’s Year of Climate Change and Health: February focus on climate justice

APHA has declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. Learn about the initiative and this month's theme of climate justice from APHA's Surili Patel.