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2009-10-20 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting the clocks on Nov. 1 because of daylight saving time gives us a little extra time to think about preparing for emergencies. Since Mother Nature is known to throw us a curveball when we least expect it, the American Public Health Association is urging Americans to be ready for any kind of emergency such as blizzards, floods, blackouts or influenza. If disaster strikes in your community or you are too sick to go out, you might not have...

2009-09-10 10:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E) Executive Director, American Public Health Association: "According to new Census Bureau data released today, there are now more than 46 million Americans who do not have health coverage. And alarmingly, things are only getting worse. "With the economic downturn, more Americans are losing their employer-sponsored health insurance. The fact that this year's numbers are...

2009-07-15 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds the recent progress made by Congress on comprehensive health reform legislation that includes important provisions to protect and improve health in our nation. Both the House and Senate have begun moving forward comprehensive health reform bills that are aligned with the president's stated commitment to make prevention and wellness a central component of health reform and to ensure...

2009-06-12 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director, American Public Health Association: "With today's House passage of the long-awaited legislation that will give the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products, our nation has finally turned the corner. "After decades of allowing tobacco companies to market their deadly products to our children and deceive consumers about the harm their products...

2009-06-11 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association applauds the Senate for today passing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The legislation will protect the health of Americans, particularly children, by giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products. "For...

2009-05-21 13:19:00

Establishes Transportation as Legislative Priority for 2009 WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares to rewrite the federal transportation bill this year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) recently joined the Transportation for America coalition in releasing a blueprint to reform the nation's transportation system. The blueprint, "The Route to Reform," outlines a renewed vision for the federal transportation program, as well as ways to pay for it and...

2009-05-15 09:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of the American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association (APHA) welcomes today's selection of Association member Dr. Thomas Frieden as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "During his tenure as New York City's health commissioner, Frieden has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to...

2009-05-08 15:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is a direct connection between climate change and human health, and legislation introduced yesterday will greatly help to better understand and minimize the growing health threats associated with a warming climate, said the American Public Health Association. The bill -- the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act -- calls for developing a national strategic action plan for preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate...

2009-05-07 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director of the American Public Health Association: "The American Public Health Association (APHA) joins other leading health organizations in welcoming the investments in health included in President Obama's FY 2010 budget. "Of particular note is the $635 billion health care reserve fund which will be used to finance health reform and ensure that we all have...

2009-04-27 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) urges the public to use the current swine flu outbreak as an opportunity to ensure that they and their families are prepared for potential pandemics, disasters or any other health emergencies that may arise. "Although it is far too early to know the degree to which the current swine flu outbreak warrants alarm, the number of cases and the speed with which the virus has spread around the globe...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.