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Nearly 40 percent of Americans report knowing someone who has abused prescription painkillers in the previous five years.Read More »

6 Ways to Improve Outcomes when Medical Devices Are Inserted

May 22, 2015|2:29 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Telling patients what to expect after surgery and during rehabilitation has a significant impact on the success of surgeries that implant medical devices. Read More »

Oklahoma Volunteers Support State Health Agency’s Efforts in Tornado’s Wake

May 22, 2015|11:21 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, created in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trains volunteers to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. Read More »

One in Six People Get Foodborne Illnesses; E. Coli Rates Drop, but Other Infections Rise

May 15, 2015|12:52 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Foodborne illness cases from E. coli O157 fell by a third from 2006-2008 to 2014, but campylobacter and vibrio cases are up, while the incidence of salmonella has stagnated, according new data from CDC’s foodborne illness data surveillance system, FoodNet. Read More »

Report: 1 Billion People Smoke Tobacco, 240 Million Adults Suffer Alcohol-related Disorders Worldwide

May 12, 2015|2:51 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Alcohol use and tobacco smoking are the most prevalent and harmful addictive behaviors worldwide, according to the world’s first comprehensive report on global addictions. Read More »

California Adds BPA to Dangerous Chemical List, May Require Special Labeling

May 11, 2015|4:33 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

California took one step closer to requiring warning labels on bottles and cans that use the controversial substance Bisphenol A, also known as BPA. The labels would warn that BPA can cause reproductive harm to women. Read More »