Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.
Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.
Public health advocates can agree that shootings are a huge health issue, but gun violence also indicates community-wide health issues. Read what researchers have to say in this article from the January 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
Beth Bell, MD, MPH, serves as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
More than 13,000 attendees who came together at the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago were urged to implement health in all policies in their everyday work. Read full meeting coverage in this story from The Nation's Health newspaper.
Maybe you want to turn on your favorite holiday television episode, movie or special. But take a closer look: You'll see that, to take a cue from "Love Actually," public health actually is all around us!
The theme of “Health In All Policies” will provide a backdrop for APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will gather in the windy city of Chicago next week.
As national Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we take a look at efforts that are improving Hispanic health across the U.S.
When Megan Weil Latshaw describes herself as an environmental health practitioner, people assume she is in the forest tracking endangered species.
It can start with forgetting things such as names and addresses or with trouble concentrating. It can affect decision-making and rob independence.
The surgeon general has called for communities and individuals to step up their game. Here's why and how where you live can help you put your best foot forward.
No crystal ball exists to show how people will react to medications or if they are at higher risk for certain cancers. Precision medicine may help researchers get close.