How public health has supported Louisiana flood victims

How public health has supported Louisiana flood victims

Jamie Roques, an APHA and Louisiana Public Health Association member, spoke to Public Health Newswire about the state's historic floods and public health's role both in future preparedness and current recovery efforts. Photo courtesy FEMA/JT Blatty
‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, of The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health spoke to Public Health Newswire about the health implications of physical inactivity in America. Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
AJPH: Findings from 40-year Nurses’ Health Study

AJPH: Findings from 40-year Nurses’ Health Study

A new issue of the American Journal of Public Health celebrates the 40th anniversary of the historic Nurses’ Health Study.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open

Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open

It’s hard to return from a long holiday weekend to the daily grind, no matter how much you love your work. But it’s not so bad when you realize that registration for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo is now open!
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The Nation's Health: WHO: Emergency health workers, facilities intentionally targeted

The Nation’s Health: WHO: Emergency health workers, facilities intentionally targeted

Earlier this year, Doctors Without Borders wanted to reopen a clinic in southern Syria that had been destroyed during bombings.

Aug. 16 news: National Health Center Week, acetaminophen during pregnancy, Zika

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
The Nation's Health: States, cities raising their minimum age for tobacco sales to 21

The Nation’s Health: States, cities raising their minimum age for tobacco sales to 21

Measures that can prevent potential smokers from lighting up are catching fire nationwide, such as reevaluating the age at which consumers can buy tobacco.

Aug. 15 news: Kellogg Foundation announces $7 million in Flint grants, Zika, Affordable Care Act

Check out today's public health news on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Education a lifelong social determinant of health

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Education a lifelong social determinant of health

Open your notebooks, and jot this down: Our education is one of the biggest factors in how well and how long we live.

Aug. 12 news: Get your child vaccinated, Zika funding, polio vaccinations

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

August 11 news: Air quality control, obesity and the brain, infections and risk of suicide

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

August 10 news: Affordable Care Act improving health, Zika and joint condition, cost of lead in Flint

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

August 9 news: Chemicals in drinking water, parasites, hypertension common in lower income countries

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Get Ready Q&A: Donate to your local food bank year-round

Get Ready Q&A: Donate to your local food bank year-round

APHA’s Get Ready campaign spoke recently with Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, about the many public health benefits of food donations.

August 8 news: Reading increases lifespan, acupuncture and dementia, e-cigarette regulation

Check out today's public health news on Monday, August 8, 2016.
Q&A with Briana J. Jegier: How breastfeeding improves public health

Q&A with Briana J. Jegier: How breastfeeding improves public health

Briana J. Jegier, PhD, of APHA’s Breastfeeding Forum, spoke to Public Health Newswire on why breastfeeding is such a critical public health issue and what all Americans can do to promote it.