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2014-06-27 23:09:56

Global health leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea, CEO of MIDEGO, Inc., has been awarded the 2014 Mid-Career Achievement Award by the APHA International Health Section. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 MIDEGO founder and CEO, Dr. Elvira Beracochea has been awarded the 2014 Mid-Career Achievement Award by the American Public Health Association's International Health Section. The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health...

2014-05-16 08:26:31

New standard provides clear recommendations to improve healthy and safe housing conditions in communities across the United States WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, key public health and housing leaders including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, are gathering in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of a new National Healthy Housing Standard. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the American Public Health...

2014-03-03 08:31:09

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading public health experts and organizations - including American Public Health Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Trust for America's Health (TFAH), and many others - support Dr. Vivek Murthy becoming the next surgeon general. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO Dr. David Satcher, surgeon general under Presidents Bill Clinton...

2014-01-08 12:31:10

Statement by Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health this week. "Released during an era when smoking was prevalent and tobacco use promoted as an acceptable part of a healthy lifestyle, the report led to dramatic changes in community norms and expectations. Since its release in 1964, the...

2013-11-25 23:29:10

Friday, December 6th at 9am EDT, Dr. Elvira, host of the Global Health Leaders radio show, will talk with Dr. Barry Karlin, a global health leader, about his book: ‘Choosing a Career in Development: My Five Decades in International Public Health’. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The Global Health Leaders radio show is pleased to announce that on Friday, December 6th at 9am EDT Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. Barry Karlin about his book: ‘Choosing a Career in Development: My...

2013-11-25 23:22:10

Loma Linda University alum aims to end the negative trends in the media impacting children and young adults while emphasizing the importance of education, especially for girls. Boston, MA & Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Digital media in the 21st century has had and continues to have an intense impact on how girls and young women view themselves physically and behaviorally and can ultimately affect the opportunities they will have and the choices they will make in life. Loma...

2013-11-05 23:32:37

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier public health educational forum. Tulane faculty, staff, and students have been selected to present their research at this meeting, the oldest and largest gathering of public health...

2013-11-05 10:43:17

University of Cincinnati research shows how Web-based, at-home interventions can help mothers address behaviors known to protect against childhood obesity. University of Cincinnati research explains how motherly influence could be even more effective when supported by Web-based parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral student at UC and current assistant professor in the University of Alabama's Health Science Department, hopes his research can better prepare moms to...

2013-10-25 23:02:20

Data Show Statistically Significant Improvements in A1C, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and BMI Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Interim clinical results from Project IMPACT: Diabetes, the first national initiative to deliver quality care to patients with diabetes in 25 communities with a high incidence of or disproportionately affected by diabetes, were announced on October 24 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation. The data show statistically significant...


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  • To talk saucily.
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