At APHA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, CNN’s Anderson Cooper show chronicled the advocacy work of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, whose daughter was one of 26 victims in the Newtown school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Boston Globe, CBS News, Forbes, Huffington Post and Men’s Journal were among major news outlets to cover APHA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.
Researchers found that over 17 years communities given public health funding experienced 4.3 percent reductions in infant mortality, as well as reductions of 0.5 to 3.9 percent in non-infant deaths from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and influenza.
The Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law passed in 2004 required all enclosed work places be smoke free. But while exposure to secondhand smoke decreased from 2003 to 2010 — from 8 percent to 5.4 percent — certain work groups still experience a high prevalence.
Acetaminophen, even when paired with light to moderate alcohol consumption — one drink for a female and two drinks for a male — can increase the risk of kidney dysfunction by 123 percent, according to new research presented at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.
It's my pleasure to welcome you to APHA's 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition! In the past year, APHA staff and members have been hard at work organizing another dynamic and vibrant Annual Meeting.
Registration and housing opened today for the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston from Nov. 2-6, a weeklong spectacle drawing more than 13,000 public health practitioners, students and officials.
From an internationally acclaimed epidemiologist to a national leader on neighborhood issues, APHA’s just-announced lineup of Annual Meeting speakers will drive home its 2013 theme: “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.”
While dogs are busy fulfilling the role of man’s best friend, perhaps they can also help us humans prepare for an emergency.
Read our exclusive interview with Paul Walker, PhD, winner of the 2012 Sidel-Levy Award for Peace, as he shares his thoughts on about the intersection of public health and peace. Photo courtesy EZ Event Photography