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More than half of eligible individuals can't or won't get the flu shot this year.Read More »

Health Literacy in America Remains an Issue

November 24, 2014|9:36 a.m.| Jane Esworthy

Health literacy remains a major issue in the United States, resulting in increased rates of hospitalization and emergency care use. Low health literacy particularly affects older adults, minority populations, medically underserved individuals, and low-income communities. Read More »

FDA Approves Abuse-Resistant Hydrocodone Tablet

November 21, 2014|5:07 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

On Nov. 20, FDA approved Hysingla ER, a new version of hydrocodone with features that drug makers hope will reduce instances of misuse. Read More »

New Hampshire Celebrates This Year’s Great American Smokeout with Higher-Education Partners

November 20, 2014|12:23 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and health departments are encouraging smokers to quit and publicizing their cessation resources. This year, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is celebrating the smokeout through its tobacco-prevention partnership with the state’s universities and colleges. Read More »

WHO Reports Worldwide Increase in Measles Deaths

November 19, 2014|3:15 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Multiple factors are contributing to a resurgence in measles cases and deaths across the globe. Read More »

Tobacco Reduction: Where Do We Go From Here

November 14, 2014|12:07 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

According to an article in The Atlantic, there are three approaches to a further reduction in tobacco use in the United States: the traditional approach, the harm reduction approach, and the endgame approach. And then there's the fourth approach: the right one. Read More »