Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to its Nutrition Facts label for the first time since its introduction to U.S. consumers in 1993.
In the first week of April, APHA hopes to transform the way you think about public health.
Native American communities have historically faced significant health challenges, but a new APHA book offers guidance for evaluating and researching health in these communities to help create better health outcomes.
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.
In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden defined the 2014 state of public health — and how APHA and public health professionals can improve the nation’s health with “six essential components for success.”
For science. For action. For health. With those six words, APHA revealed a new vision and future for the Association during its 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in November. Read more in this story from the January 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.
Earlier this month Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and global champion of social justice, died at age 95. In 1997 APHA presented Mandela with its Presidential Citation for his contributions to public health.
A first-of-its-kind guide to emergency preparedness was released yesterday in Washington, D.C., measuring our nation’s readiness.
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.