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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 »

New Study Finds E-Cigarettes Produce Formaldehyde When Used

January 22, 2015|1:20 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can contain high levels of formaldehyde-releasing agents. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen linked to increased cancer risk. Read More »

California Reports 59 Confirmed Cases of Measles in Outbreak Traced to Disneyland

January 22, 2015|11:48 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

The California Department of Public Health announced yesterday that 59 cases of measles have been confirmed in California residents since the end of December 2014. Forty-two such cases have been linked to an initial exposure in December at Disneyland. Read More »

Virginia and Walgreens Team Up to Provide Free HIV Testing in the Commonwealth

January 20, 2015|11:10 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

After establishing that they share a commitment to addressing HIV, the Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens created a program that provides free, pharmacist-led HIV testing at select Walgreens sites. Read More »

Mortality Rate Associated with Heroin Soars

January 15, 2015|5:15 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

CDC’s 2013 drug overdose mortality data show that drug deaths related to prescription opioids have remained stable since 2012, but that the mortality rate associated with heroin has increased. Read More »

Colorado Health Department Partners with Safeway to Implement 'Ask, Advise, Refer' Smoking Cessation Program

January 15, 2015|9:01 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Starting this month, Safeway pharmacists in Colorado will ask customers about their tobacco use and refer them to the Colorado QuitLine if they are ready to quit smoking. Read More »