The Nation's Health: APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The Nation’s Health: APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Read more about APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans in The Nation's Health November/December 2014 issue.
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.
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.”
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.
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
Latest News

Study: Teens with disabilities at greater risk for obesity

APHA's Annual Meeting continues to churn out the latest findings in public health. Read on to learn about the obesity risk for teens with disabilities.

Nov. 19 news from APHA Annual Meeting: Eating wild meals dangerous, soft drinks, alcohol

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Study: Alcohol tax increases improve economy, reduce effects of excessive alcohol consumption

Did you know that alcohol taxes are good for health — and the economy?

Nov. 18 news – Anti-smoking in MA, motorcycle helmets, cooking at home

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Study: Greater likelihood to smoke among young people who frequent bars

The same week that New Orleans introduces smoke-free legislation, research presented at APHA's Annual Meeting investigates young bar-goers' use of tobacco products. Read on to see what they found.

Study: State laws might not help improve HPV vaccination rates

HPV vaccination rates remain low, but are state laws the best way to improve them? New research from APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting takes a close look.

Study: Distrust of health workers made Ebola worse

Could the Ebola outbreak have been stopped earlier in Guinea? There's a strong possibility, according to one reseacher presenting today at the American Public Health Association's 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Study: Cooking at home may make for a healthier diet

Could cooking at home lead to a healthier diet? Researchers at APHA's Annual Meeting investigate.

Nov. 17 news: All new science at APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

The chance to find affordable health coverage for you and your family is here again, starting today.

Nov. 13 news: Ebola clinical trials, U.S.-China on carbon pollution, flu shot for seniors

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

Nov. 12 news: Support Vivek Murthy for surgeon general, Intercultural Cancer Council, Ebola

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.