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Long-acting reversible contraception is a highly regarded birth control method due to its efficacy, low long-term cost, and potential to improve health outcomes for women and children.Read More »

More Evidence Supports Both Potential Benefits and Dangers of E-Cigarettes

December 17, 2014|1:59 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Are e-cigarettes a good way to quit smoking or are they just the latest way to get people hooked on nicotine? Two recently published research papers provide evidence that e-cigarettes may be both. Read More »

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

December 16, 2014|1:53 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Murthy is poised to continue efforts to integrate all sectors of health to improve the nation's health and wellness. Read More »

U.S. Scores 7.4 out of 10 in 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index

December 15, 2014|3:00 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

According to the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index the United States scored a 7.4 out of 10 for health security and preparedness at the national level. This score suggests that substantial health security preparedness capability exists across the nation, but that significant work still needs to be done. Read More »

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Experience Childhood Trauma with Potential for Long-Term Health Repercussions

December 12, 2014|12:12 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Nearly half of U.S. kids have experienced at least one traumatic event that may impede their healthy development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers report. Read More »

Kentucky State Health Official Applauds Anderson County Primary Care Clinic

December 10, 2014|4:20 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Anderson County's Family Care Clinic could be a model for other states. Read More »