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A fire caused "significant damage" to a San Joaquin County Public Health Services facility, according to the City of Manteca. Manteca firefighters were able to contain the flames to the front portion and the roof of the Sycamore Avenue building that houses the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. The services that WIC provides, which, according to its site, include "nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for health foods and referrals to healthcare," will not be available at... [Read More]
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Women who want to become pregnant might consider taking regular walks to improve their chances to conceive.At least a pair of University of Massachusetts researchers think so.Brian Whitcomb, an associate professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the university's School of Public Health and Heal... [Read More]
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For the first time Monday, city-county councilors will hear the official request to approve a syringe exchange program in Marion County in the face of what health officials are calling a growing drug crisis in the state's largest city. Last week Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine declared a public health epidemic in the wake of surging Hepatitis C cases in the county. Caine said the county has seen a 1,000 percent increase in the number... [Read More]
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Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog - The Right Accessories for Your #SunSafeSelfie - Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events... [Read More]
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Warning now covers coastline from Māhia to Porangahau. [Read More]
North Carolina Public Health restaurant and food stand inspections in Iredell County, May 13-19. [Read More]
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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. [Read More]
Widening the lens on the opioid epidemic was one of several panel discussions at the 2018 Public Health Research @ Maryland Day.  Co-moderators: Amelia Arria, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development, School of Public Health Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science & Executive Director, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, School of Pharmacy Panelists: Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs , Mental Health Association of Maryland  Kathleen A. Cameron, MPH, Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging Laura Place, MSW, LCSW-C , Coordinator... [Read More]
One of several panels held during the 2018 Public Health Research at Maryland.  Co-moderators: Ritu Agarwal, PhD, Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business Marc Zubrow, MD, Associate Professor and Vice President, Telemedicine, School of Medicine Panelists: Nanette Steinle, MD, RDN, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief Endocrinology and Diabetes Section, Maryland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Angela Evatt, Chief, Health Information Exchange, Maryland Health Care Commission Praduman Jain, Founder and CEO, Vibrent ... [Read More]
A panel from the 2018 Public Health Research @ Maryland day.  "Health and science literacy for trust-building with the public" Co-moderators:  Lisa Bress, RDH, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor & Perryville Clinic Coordinator, School of Dentistry Cynthia Baur, PhD, Endowed Professor and Director, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, School of Public Health Panelists: Megan E. (Smith) Humphries, Senior Vice President, Edelman Federal Government Services Leni Preston, Vice-President, Consumer Health First  Elsie M. Stines, DNP, CRNP, Assistant Vice President, UMB Special Projects and Initiatives Walkiria E. Pool, President and Founder, Center for Assistance to Families Livestream at https://go.umd.edu/trustbuilding... [Read More]
"Do data matter? Informing personal and community decision-making" was one of several panels held during the 2018 Public Health Research at Maryland.  Location: Prince George's Room Co-moderators: Soren Bentzen, PhD, DMSc Professor and Division Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine Barbara Curbow, PhD, MA, BA, Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health Panelists: Luisa Franzini, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Maryland School of Public Health Edward Sondik, PhD, Former Director, National Center of Health Statistics, CDC; Member,... [Read More]
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO and President Richard Besser gave the keynote at this year's Public Health Research@Maryland day. ... [Read More]
The Department of Family Science hosted a Grand Rounds lecture by Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 7, 2018. Dr. Tucker Halpern is a developmental psychologist whose research aims to improve understanding of healthy sexual development and the implications of adolescent experiences for developmental and demographic processes into adulthood. Her talk was titled: "Start me up: Sexual initiation patterns and their implications (or lack thereof) for later sexual health." [Read More]
Public Health faculty, staff and students gathered in February to have an urgent conversation on gun violence and how we can reduce shootings and save lives. SPH Dean Boris Lushniak, Dr. Woody Kessel, Dr. Amy Sapkota and Dr. Stephen Thomas led a conversation on the topic. ... [Read More]
  School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak used part of his winter commencement speech to critique December reports from the Washington Post alleging that Trump administration officials forbade Centers for Disease Control staff from using seven hot-button words in official documents. The Post's story said the seven words included "transgender," "science-based" and "evidence-based." [Read More]
The student-run organization Public Health Without Borders (PHWB) created a launch campaign and video for this year's fundraiser to send the group to India. Since 2014, PHWB has conducted international health projects in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, India, and Peru. These projects have focused on first aid, stress management, nutrition, prevention of infectious diseases, oral hygiene, hand washing, and oral rehydration therapy for diarrheal diseases. The group is developing a new intervention in India which will work with a local school and an organization that addresses violence against women. ... [Read More]
The University of Maryland School of Public Health held its Fall 2017 graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. on December 20 for undergraduate, masters and doctoral students who successfully completed their degree requirements. It was a joyful, standing-room-only event at the UMD Armory, presided over by Dean Boris Lushniak. This is a recording of the livestreamed event (it begins a few minutes into the ceremony due to technical issues).  Dr. Nadine Gracia, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), gave an inspiring... [Read More]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982. [Read More]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982. [Read More]
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A lot of work goes into making Taste of Cincinnati successful from a public health standpoint, both above ground and below. [Read More]
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