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More than half of eligible individuals can't or won't get the flu shot this year.Read More »

FDA Approves Abuse-Resistant Hydrocodone Tablet

November 21, 2014|5:07 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

On Nov. 20, FDA approved Hysingla ER, a new version of hydrocodone with features that drug makers hope will reduce instances of misuse. Read More »

New Hampshire Celebrates This Year’s Great American Smokeout with Higher-Education Partners

November 20, 2014|12:23 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and health departments are encouraging smokers to quit and publicizing their cessation resources. This year, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is celebrating the smokeout through its tobacco-prevention partnership with the state’s universities and colleges. Read More »

WHO Reports Worldwide Increase in Measles Deaths

November 19, 2014|3:15 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Multiple factors are contributing to a resurgence in measles cases and deaths across the globe. Read More »

Tobacco Reduction: Where Do We Go From Here

November 14, 2014|12:07 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

According to an article in The Atlantic, there are three approaches to a further reduction in tobacco use in the United States: the traditional approach, the harm reduction approach, and the endgame approach. And then there's the fourth approach: the right one. Read More »

Hunger in America May Be Declining

November 13, 2014|11:30 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

It took almost seven years, but the number of Americans who report that they did not have enough money to buy food for themselves or their families in the last 12 months has fallen below the levels caused by the last recession. Read More »