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Recent scientific studies and media messages have questioned the need to reduce population sodium intake, but the public health recommendations remain crystal clear.Read More »

State of the Air 2015: Four in Ten Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air

May 01, 2015|1:17 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The American Lung Association released its “State of the Air 2015” report, which compiles air quality report cards for cities based on states’ monitoring data on ozone and particle pollution levels. Read More »

Ohio Helps Sustain Immunization Services by Supporting Third Party Billing by Local Health Departments

May 01, 2015|10:32 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

To address the need for sustainable immunization services funding, the Ohio Department of Health launched a project to identify challenges and solutions surrounding immunization billing in local health departments. Read More »

U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water

April 28, 2015|4:28 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

HHS has issued new recommendations for fluoride levels in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. Read More »

Vivek Murthy Sworn in as 19th United States Surgeon General

April 24, 2015|2:48 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

During his four-year term, Murthy aims to focus on prevention-based national public health measures that promote healthy living, raise awareness of mental illness, increase childhood vaccination rates, and prevent and reduce drug abuse. Read More »

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to Equip State Police with Naloxone

April 24, 2015|1:24 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Pennsylvania State Police will begin carrying naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote, to combat heroin and opioid overdoses. Read More »