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In just about any urban or suburban setting where there is a natural water source, it is common to see anglers casting lines into the water. Unfortunately, these water sources can yield fish that are high in toxins, including mercury.Read More »

New Jersey Department of Health Study: Superstorm Sandy Continues to Negatively Impact Residents’ Mental Health

July 30, 2015|10:52 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

A recent study explored how New Jersey residents have fared in the wake of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy natural disaster. 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 »

How Iowa Stomped Out Ebola Rumors on Social Media

July 14, 2015|1:08 p.m.| Virgie Townsend

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 »