Public health innovation took the stage last week at TEDMED, an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
A new report out Monday shows cancer death rates overall are inching down in the U.S., continuing a declining trend since the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2009, cancer death rates have decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women.
What do Jason Mraz, polar bears, diabetes and erectile dysfunction have in common? The answer: “The Real Bears” animated music video created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which couples sugary drinks with statistics relating their harmful impact.
Transportation influences the well-being of Americans every day. However, many don’t know the impact they can have in making commuting safer, cleaner and healthier.
Trust for America and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation find state-by-state obesity statistics; exercise such as brisk walking, cycling or home maintenance make for healthier seniors, according to study; and does hot cocoa make humans smarter? Read these and other stories headlining public health news for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Friday marks the opening of the London 2012 Olympics and a big moment for a U.S. health initiative. First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a delegation into the Olympics Opening Ceremonies along with former American Olympians including women’s soccer’s Brandi Chastain, women’s gymnast Dominique Dawes, men’s basketball’s Grant Hill and women’s swimmer Summer Sanders.
Pharmacists take on counseling role of primary-care doctors; doctors define frailty; “almost psychopaths” in daily lives are more dangerous than criminal psychopaths; retail health clinics become commonplace. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Shopping at lower cost supermarkets may be closely linked to higher obesity rates, reports a study published online yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health.
The impact of soda intake on public health spawned major legislation last week. On May 31, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Health proposed a ban of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. On its heels, the Center for Science in the Public...
In a recent post featured in Transportation for America’s blog, Susan Polan, associate executive director of APHA, offers her thoughts on why providing sustainable, safe transportation options is integral to building healthier, more active communities.
Today’s news: Red meat linked to heart disease, Campbell’s goes BPA-free, health exchange rules issued
Harvard study finds that red meat raises the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by as much as 21 percent; the Obama administration released broad new operating rules for state-run health insurance exhanges; Campbell's soup goes BPA-free after health advocacy groups reported on its previously high levels. Read about these and other public...