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2010-03-26 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stronger, more protective standards to safeguard the health of the public from ground-level ozone. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, APHA and 17 other public health organizations applauded EPA's decision earlier this year to reconsider the standards it set in 2008. The groups urged EPA to go farther and set standards...

2010-03-21 23:27:00

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic vote today to reform our nation's health system. "For nearly a century, providing quality, affordable care to all Americans has eluded our grasp. Today's vote, however, changes all that. This measure will strengthen our public...

2010-03-19 13:57:00

New APHA Report Says, 'After 98 Years, It's Time to Act' WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the health reform legislation and related reconciliation improvements that will come to the House floor for a vote in the coming days. "Congress has the opportunity to do what has eluded our grasp for nearly a century," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive...

2010-03-15 14:27:00

'Cover the Uninsured Week' Is the Right Time for Action, Says APHA Executive Director Dr. Georges C. Benjamin in Statement WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Public Health Association supports Congress as it seeks to finalize comprehensive health reform legislation this week. The measure before Congress and the plans to strengthen it represent the greatest opportunity our nation has had to improve our health system and strengthen public health. We cannot...

2010-03-01 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State, regional and national public health associations today called on Congress to send comprehensive health reform legislation to the president in the coming weeks. Thirty-six organizations representing tens of thousands of public health professionals from Alaska to Maine, Iowa to Kentucky and states in between signed on to a letter to members of Congress urging action. "Congress has come further than ever before to passing comprehensive and...

2010-02-26 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association yesterday joined a dozen leading health organizations in urging the U.S. Senate to oppose a resolution introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski to overturn or block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding for six greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In a letter to senators, the organizations wrote, "Given the serious public health implications of increasing greenhouse gas...

2010-02-25 10:31:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama and congressional leaders meet today for a health reform summit, the American Public Health Association urges them to move forward on comprehensive, affordable health reform with a focus on prevention and wellness. "We applaud leaders of both parties for meeting today and urge them to find common ground to reform our nation's health system," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "This...

2010-02-24 11:45:00

American Public Health Association Approves Men's Health Caucus WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men's Health Network (MHN) is pleased to announce the formation of a Men's Health Caucus in official relations with the American Public Health Association (APHA). As an active participant of the APHA Annual Meeting for many years we have seen growing interest and excitement generated around the need and desire to form a Men's Health Caucus and we are happy to see it come to...

2010-01-25 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today urged Congress to press ahead and send comprehensive health reform legislation to the president in the coming weeks. In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), wrote, "While the political dynamics of passing a bill may be challenging, we cannot allow politics to derail the much needed reform the American people need and...

2010-01-13 09:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Staying up on the latest public health news and information has become even easier with the recent launch of The Nation's Health's redesigned, full-service Web site. Online at www.thenationshealth.org, The Nation's Health Web site is the e-home of the nation's leading public health newspaper. With full-text articles, social media tools, feeds, e-alerts, commenting and other features, the new Web site delivers news that public health...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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