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

Report: 1 Billion People Smoke Tobacco, 240 Million Adults Suffer Alcohol-related Disorders Worldwide

May 12, 2015|2:51 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Alcohol use and tobacco smoking are the most prevalent and harmful addictive behaviors worldwide, according to the world’s first comprehensive report on global addictions. Read More »