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NPHW Proclamation

April 06, 2015

National Public Health Week starts today! To kick things off, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day. Take a look!

Oct 5 news: Mental health reaction, women centered drug treatment, heart disease prevention

October 05, 2015

Oct 5 news: Mental health reaction, women centered drug treatment, heart disease prevention The Daily Beast—John Oliver Rips GOP’s Oregon Shooting Reaction: ‘Worst Time to Talk About Mental Health’ Following Thursday’s horrific mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, perpetrated by a 26-year-old armed with six guns, President Obama laid the blame squarely at the feet of the American people for not doing more about gun control. “This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America,” said Obama. “We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loves ones because of our inaction.” The GOP’s crop of 2016 presidential candidates instead cited “mental health” as the chief cause of mass shootings. AJPH mental health study—Q&A with Mishka Terplan of the University of Maryland In their new research article, “Women-Centered Drug Treatment Services and Need in the United States, 2002–2009”, authors Mishka Terplan, Nyaradzo Longinaker, Lindsay Appel, MD explore the options available to women in the US seeking treatment for substance use disorder. Although calls for more facilities prepared to meet the unique needs of women patients have been growing for 30 years, the authors say that their research indicates a decline […]

Oct. 2 news: Final ozone release rule, frequency of tobacco use, more diet than exercise

October 02, 2015

Check out today's public health news on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.