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On the evening of Oct. 20, a rumor began spreading on Twitter that a man in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had tested positive for Ebola. It wasn’t true.Read More »

Missouri Expands Newborn Screening Network with Sunday Pickup and Eight New Sites

July 23, 2015|11:08 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is strengthening its newborn screening program. Read More »

Poverty Hurts Kids’ Brain Development and Grades, Study of MRI Scans Shows

July 21, 2015|2:49 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A recent study has found that children who live below the poverty line have 7 percent to 10 percent less gray matter volume than normal in their frontal and temporal lobes—parts of the brain that are responsible for learning functions. Read More »

Food Companies, Executives Risk Prosecution for Outbreaks, Justice Department Warns

July 15, 2015|2:57 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The federal government is sending a strong signal that negligence by food companies leading to unsafe foods sold in the marketplace is unacceptable. Read More »

District of Columbia Fights Hypertension by Targeting Deeply Affected Parts of City

July 13, 2015|9:36 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Through the ASTHO Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative, the District of Columbia is working to improve hypertension management among its highest-risk population: African American residents ages 18 and older living in Wards 5 and 7. Read More »

Heroin Use in the United States On the Rise

July 08, 2015|6:57 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Heroin use in the United States rose 63 percent between 2002 and 2013, and over that same time period, heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled. Read More »