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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...

2009-12-24 07:34:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing historic health reform legislation. "Thanks to today's Senate vote, we are one step closer to bringing much needed reform to our nation's health system," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public Health Association. "The bill will help reduce disability and death in the United States, lays the groundwork for...

2009-12-17 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today urged the Senate to move quickly on health reform and advance the measure to conference with the House. "While it may not include all of our priorities for health reform legislation, the current measure is an extraordinary down payment on long-term reform of our nation's health system," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "There are many good things in the...

2009-12-07 15:20:00

Says EPA Shows Powerful Commitment of Support to Climate Change Reduction WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm applauds today's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that climate change negatively affects human health. HCWH has long held the position that the impacts of climate change would be devastating to the health of world populations, through increased famine, heat waves, disruption of the ocean food supply, flooding, disease...

2009-12-03 12:26:00

More than 1,500 Jobs Listed through APHA's Public Health Career Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's White House jobs summit reflects the growing demand for employment across many professions, including public health. One public health jobs site can help meet the need and connect job seekers to more than 1,500 jobs in the health field. Public Health CareerMart at http://www.apha.org/about/careers/ is a full online career resource center from the American Public...

2009-12-03 14:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost of Teachers College, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Health Education & Behavior (HEB), the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091203/DC20888LOGO ) Beginning with Volume 38 in February of 2011, Allegrante will succeed Marc A. Zimmerman, of the University of Michigan School of...

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2009-11-10 06:15:00

American pressure groups came together on Monday to push authorities to invest more money in health and reducing greenhouse emissions. However, it is not health care reform or cap-and-trade that they are seeking. They are calling on the state and local authorities to dole out some extra money to make the streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, reported AFP. The groups believe that if towns and cities were designed to be more accommodating for walking and bike riding, such measures could...

2009-11-09 07:25:00

Climate-Related Increase in Disease, Famine, Illness Could Overwhelm Health Sector WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Leaders from across the United States have sent a letter to President Obama to call his attention to the impact of climate change on public health and the resulting challenges to the health care sector to meet increased demands for services. Led by Health Care Without Harm, those signing the letter include the American Public Health Association, the...

2009-11-08 08:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds the prevention and wellness provisions in the health reform bill passed last night by the House. "With passage of this bill, the House takes important steps toward universal coverage, supporting important insurance reforms and moving our health system from one that focuses on treating the sick to one that focuses on keeping people healthy," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E),...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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