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.
Every week, the White House announces Champions of Change, honoring those who help the U.S. “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” Its latest installment features three APHA members.
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy isn’t afraid to open up about mental health, or Suicide Prevention Month.
With nearly a third of students bullied in schools, APHA’s new book, “A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention,” offers recommendations and bullying prevention strategies from a public health perspective. Learn more from this Q&A with the book's co-editor, Matthew Masiello.
Jennifer Bard, an APHA member, was recently selected for the Scholars in Residence Program and will work with local health officials in Lubbock, Texas, to explore legal options to address bed bugs.
HIV/AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, fewer people are using tobacco and more sidewalks and bike lanes are paving the way to increased physical activity in communities across the country – all thanks to public health measures made possible by important federal funding.