Posts tagged "CDC"
In public health, ‘our stories can save lives’

In public health, ‘our stories can save lives’

Paul Smith is not a public health expert. But he knows how to tell a story, and that’s why he was chosen to speak at the Eighth National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media this week in Atlanta.
Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

The Ebola outbreak, which started in West Africa, has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Read more about the Ebola's threat to the United States and how the outbreak can be addressed .
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Nation’s Health: CDC anthrax exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused a stir this summer when it announced that more than 80 of its employees might have been exposed to anthrax.
CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

CDC releases latest anti-tobacco ‘Tips’ ads

Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.
CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

National HIV Testing Day sweeps communities nationwide

Communities across the nation are encouraging people of all ages and sexual orientations to participate today in National HIV Testing Day.

May 15 news: Measles vaccine and cancer, daily pill to fight AIDS, raw milk

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, May 15, 2014.

May 9 news: Use of C-sections, world pollution levels, syphilis rates on the rise

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, May 9, 2014.
As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

Twenty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created its Vaccines For Children Program to provide free immunizations to children.

April 16 news: Drowning deaths declining, EPA and mercury limits, casual marijuana use

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

APHA, CDC get ‘nerdy’ during National Public Health Week

Public health nerds, get ready for a week of — well — nerdiness.