Posts tagged "health care"

Dec. 2 news: World AIDS Day, school stress for teens, Healthcare.gov fix

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Nov. 18 news: Lengthy CPR, antibiotics for kids, head lice

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Study: $18.9 billion spent on gun victims in 8 years

Firearm injuries in the U.S. cost $18.9 billion in hospital resources between 2003 and 2010, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.

Oct . 11 news: Salmonella-linked plants stay open, California health care success, social media suicide monitoring

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, October 11, 2013.

Sept. 18 news: Emergency preparedness, Colorado fracking, Walgreens moves to private exchange

Check out the latest public health news for Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Sept. 16 news: Healthier teens, La. brain-eating amoeba, New Jersey emergency preparedness

Check out the latest public health news for Monday, September 16, 2013.
Public health, universal health care on agenda at World Health Assembly

Public health, universal health care on agenda at World Health Assembly

The future of global health is under investigation this week at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, including issues such as controlling noncommunicable diseases and advancing toward universal health coverage.

May 7 news: Animals can be kind; U.S. children prone to allergies; National Nurses Week

CNN: Can you talk about how being nice to another individual helps you? De Waal: Sometimes people put that in a very narrow sense, and they say that everything that humans do or that animals do needs to have a payoff, but that's not true.
HHS awards $50,000 for preventive mobile app

HHS awards $50,000 for preventive mobile app

This week featured a big victory for public health and prevention — literally.
Capitol Hill panel talks U.S. health spending

Capitol Hill panel talks U.S. health spending

Of the $77.2 billion the U.S. spends on health every year, 3 percent goes to preventing people from getting sick in the first place. An APHA panel of experts agreed that this statistic defines our nation’s struggling economic health.
Computerized nurses might improve health care, researchers say

Computerized nurses might improve health care, researchers say

Computerized nursing — a new trend in hospitals and other health care settings — is helping deliver quality care, according to a presenter at this week's Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston.

Basics of state-based insurance exchange explained

With an important deadline approaching, we asked APHA health policy analyst Vanessa Forsberg to explain some of the issues and challenges around the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange and breakdown some of the complexities of the program for us.