NPHW Forum Discusses Path Toward a Healthier America

Earlier this week, national health leaders joined the American Public Health Association (APHA) to discuss how the vision of becoming the healthiest nation in one generation can become a reality.

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National Public Health Week: Start Here

This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW). During the first full week of April every year, National Public Health Week recognizes the contributions of public health and highlights issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme for National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2014 — Public Health: Start Here – will draw the nation’s attention to topics including school nutrition, disaster preparedness, prevention, food safety and community health.

National Public Health Week 2014

Brain-mapping Projects to Collaborate, Share Data

Two ambitious and controversial government-backed initiatives that aim to decode the brain are poised to join forces.

Brain mapping projects to collaborate

FDA Questions Safety, Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps

Under a proposed rule announced recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturers of antibacterial hand soap and body wash will be required to prove their products are safe for long-term use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of infection.

Antibacterial soap

AAP Speaks Out Against Retail-based Clinics

Following closely behind the announcement that CVS is halting the sale of tobacco products and positioning itself as an integral part of the U.S. healthcare system, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is telling parents they shouldn’t take their kids to retail-based healthcare clinics.

Retail-based healthcare clinics