As the world’s health ministers gather this week in Geneva to talk about pressing global health challenges, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can’t help but talk about health reform. On the international stage, the impact, gravity and inspirational nature of the measure take on a new meaning.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a national blueprint Tuesday to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches for Alzheimer’s disease. The plan, as directed by the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, will dedicate $100 million in additional funding to fight the disease and related dementias by 2025.
There is no silver prevention pill, Kathleen Sebelius told a group of public health workers Tuesday, but there are concrete steps Americans can take to improve their health and their quality of life, and the Obama administration is committed to that effort.
The Obama administration on Wednesday rebuffed a request by the Food and Drug Administration to ease restrictions of Plan B One-Step that would allow girls under 17 to purchase the emergency contraception directly from drug stores without a prescription.
APHA won praise from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson during her visit Friday with APHA leaders and staff in advance of the 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Poor air quality is unequivocally linked to poor health. There is overwhelming evidence that air pollution can cause asthma and heart attacks, harm those suffering from respiratory illness and in some cases lead to death. And it’s also a huge economic cost for the country. It is estimated that exposure to air pollution and...
Early detection saves lives. That was the message delivered by members of Congress and the administration at a breast cancer awareness event Tuesday hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.
Recent funding announcements from HHS will strengthen the public health infrastructure and support prevention and public health efforts in all 50 states. The grants are supported in part by the Affordable Care Act through its Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Eating a healthy diet will cost you, says a study published online this week in Health Affairs. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health looked at the impact of following federal dietary guidelines on U.S. wallets.