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This year, under the leadership of Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Terry Cline, ASTHO challenged the health agencies of each U.S. state and territory to stem the rampant rate of abuse and deaths associated with prescription drugs.Read More »

States Continue to Build Preparedness and Response Capacity for Possible Ebola Cases in the U.S.

October 31, 2014|9:37 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Since the first three cases of Ebola were diagnosed in Texas and a subsequent fourth case in New York, states have continued to make preparations. Here’s a quick scan of some of the activities states have undertaken. Read More »

FDA Approves Vaccine for Rare Strain of Bacterial Meningitis

October 31, 2014|11:23 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

FDA fast-tracked the review and approval of a vaccine for a rare, but dangerous variety of bacterial meningitis that caused outbreaks at two U.S. universities last year. Read More »

Youth E-Cigarette Use Prompts Health Concerns, New Policies in Guam

October 28, 2014|12:19 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Facing rising levels of e-cigarette use, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services worked with partners limit access at the department and prohibit sales to minors. Read More »

Influenza Outbreaks and the “Spanish Flu” Epidemic

October 24, 2014|1:36 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

With recent influenza outbreaks around the world, a recent study at Michigan State University may offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases. . Read More »

Hawaii Wellness Standards Promote Health in Schools

October 23, 2014|11:33 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

To improve the health of young people, Hawaii has made a commitment to strongly support healthy environments in its public schools. Read More »