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Nearly 40 percent of Americans report knowing someone who has abused prescription painkillers in the previous five years.Read More »

Massachusetts Increases Influenza Vaccinations Among Pregnant Women During H1N1

May 28, 2015|10:22 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

After observing significantly higher hospitalization rates among pregnant women during H1N1, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health partnered with the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists to increase influenza vaccinations. Read More »

New Report Shows Possible Link Between Neighborhood Noise and Obesity

May 27, 2015|4:19 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A recent study shows a potential connection between neighborhood noise and abdominal obesity incidence. Read More »

6 Ways to Improve Outcomes when Medical Devices Are Inserted

May 22, 2015|2:29 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Telling patients what to expect after surgery and during rehabilitation has a significant impact on the success of surgeries that implant medical devices. Read More »

Oklahoma Volunteers Support State Health Agency’s Efforts in Tornado’s Wake

May 22, 2015|11:21 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, created in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trains volunteers to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. Read More »

One in Six People Get Foodborne Illnesses; E. Coli Rates Drop, but Other Infections Rise

May 15, 2015|12:52 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Foodborne illness cases from E. coli O157 fell by a third from 2006-2008 to 2014, but campylobacter and vibrio cases are up, while the incidence of salmonella has stagnated, according new data from CDC’s foodborne illness data surveillance system, FoodNet. Read More »