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.
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Sept. 12 news: Ebola, workplace safety, abortion in Missouri

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, September 12, 2014.
The Nation's Health: Health workers, artists partner to deliver messages via comics

The Nation’s Health: Health workers, artists partner to deliver messages via comics

Find out about the use of comics for public health messaging in The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.

Sept. 11 news: Suicide among men, Alzheimer links, safer hospitals

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Sept. 10 news: Kids eat too much sodium, American Ebola recovery, insurance not affordable

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
The Nation’s Health: Wearing a helmet while cycling can keep you safe

The Nation’s Health: Wearing a helmet while cycling can keep you safe

Check out how wearing bike helmets while cycling can keep you safe in this Storify recap from The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.
HHS' Janet Wright: 'Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017'

HHS’ Janet Wright: ‘Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017′

Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. It’s a staggering number, but one that our nation’s health leaders have turned into hope.

Sept. 9 news: Rare respiratory virus, Harvard’s public health school, exercise and ADHD

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Experts discuss steps to help schools keep kids healthy

Panelists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Google+ Hangout discussed the importance of providing improved nutrition and more physical activity to schoolchildren nationwide to "turn the tide against obesity."

Sept. 8 news: 1 in 5 women raped, Enterovirus EV-D68, Ebola vaccine

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

APHA begins editor search for American Journal of Public Health

Following Mary E. Northridge's tenure, the search for a new editor-in-chief for the American Journal of Public Health has begun.

Sept. 5 news: Melanoma drug, adult obesity, smoke-free buildings

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
APHA campus liaison: Bringing public health to Nicaragua

APHA campus liaison: Bringing public health to Nicaragua

Swapna Bhatia, APHA’s Region III campus liaison at Drexel University, traveled to Nicaragua this summer to pilot an innovative health insurance program.