Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

Vivek Murthy confirmed as 19th U.S. surgeon general

At long last, the U.S. has a new surgeon general — Dr. Vivek Murthy. APHA celebrates the confirmation.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
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.
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Time Magazine picks Ebola fighters as its ‘person of the year’

In the midst of Ebola's largest outbreak to date, Time Magazine recognizes the front line health workers impacting lives globally.
NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

NHSPI index shows US has ‘substantial health security preparedness capability’

Is the U.S. ready to respond to or prevent health threats — like Ebola — in real time? Yes and no, according to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.

Dec. 10 news (all APHA edition): America’s Health Rankings, US more obese and less active, Ebola spending

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.

Dec. 9 news: Malaria death rate, BPA risk, Vivek Murthy nomination

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

APHA urges Senate to confirm surgeon general nominee

The fate of stalled U.S. surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy rests with the Senate this week.
‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

‘Urban forestry’ for public health benefits with Jim Skiera

APHA talked to Jim Skiera of the International Society of Arboriculture about the potential for 'urban forests' to improve public health.

Dec. 8 news: National Influenza Vaccine Week starts today, unsafe drinking water, e-cigarettes

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.

Dec. 5 news: Mental health treatment, Antarctic glacier melting, U.S. birthrates decline

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

Dec. 4 news: Flu viruses mutate, hospital errors and readmissions down, toys send kids to ER

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Dec. 3 news: Kansas, Missouri smoking rates, gay men and blood donations, healthy school lunch

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Sign onto APHA’s ‘healthiest nation’ movement

Sign onto APHA’s ‘healthiest nation’ movement

Building a healthier America starts with us. Will you pledge to help us create the healthiest nation in one generation?