Posts tagged "asthma"

Dec. 5 news: APHA and others sue EPA, vaccine messaging, asthma hotspot profit, fake HIV news

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Unmask My City: Because everyone deserves clean air and a stable climate

Unmask My City: Because everyone deserves clean air and a stable climate

A new initiative to raise awareness of air pollution and its health effects launches today on World Asthma Day. Learn more about Unmask My City and how it is helping address this global health threat.

July 19 news: House passes mental health bill, fracking, preventing strokes

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Sept. 18 news: Plastic chemicals and asthma, enterovirus, Ebola hospital preparedeness

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Federal agencies announce asthma plan to reduce incidence, promote equity

Asthma is not only one of the most widespread chronic diseases nationally, affecting nearly 26 million Americans, but it also disproportionately affects poor and minority children. To culminate Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. agencies on Thursday presented the “Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities” in Washington, D.C.

Asthma Awareness Month Q&A with CDC’s Paul Garbe

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal the burden of asthma in the U.S. Learn about its impact and steps to manage this growing chronic disease in a Q&A with the director of the CDC National Asthma Control Program.

With cases on the rise, May brings monthlong focus on asthma

The month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness of asthma, a growing chronic and life-threatening disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. We’ve rounded up a preview of events and activities that will be taking place throughout the month as part of Asthma Awareness Month.

Health groups defend new EPA air standards in ad

Public health groups strongly applauded new air quality standards when they were announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in December. They’re now working to shore up support for the rules on Capitol Hill with a new advertisement.

Health groups push for tougher power plant standards that protect nation’s health

The American Public Health Association joined the American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and other national health organizations at a Senate briefing Tuesday to recognize the tremendous health benefits of the Clean Air Act and defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to apply tougher air pollution rules for coal-burning power plants, the largest source...