The Community Guide: Identifying Evidence-Based Approaches to Achieve Healthy People 2030 Objectives

By Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Director of The Community Guide Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive … Read more…

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds

A mother’s depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby’s life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App … Read more…

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Healthy People: Supporting Shared Goals to Advance Health Equity

This post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity. … Read … Read more…

These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it

At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. In October, we’re raising awareness about breast cancer, health literacy, and health care quality. … Read post News & … Read more…

Here’s everything we know about the unapproved antibody drug Trump took to combat coronavirus

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb on President Trump getting a dose of Regeneron antibody drug: ‘if you have available therapy, I think you deliver it’ Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of … Read more…

Trump says U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture at least 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses before the end of the year with enough to inoculate every American by April. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request … Read more…

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn’t attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say. CNN.com – … Read more…

Yelp data shows 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are now permanent

Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Average Report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Labor Day weekend will set the course for the coronavirus this fall: ‘We may have some hard days ahead’

The current outbreak in the U.S. combined with the holiday weekend have the makings of what Vanderbilt University infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner described as an “accelerator weekend.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your … Read more…

Doctors warn against rushing a Covid-19 vaccine as Fauci says it’s critical to have a safe Labor Day

Just because states have been asked to have a vaccine distribution plan doesn’t mean the public should expect to get shots this fall, doctors say. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Helping Public Health Agencies Improve Health Nationwide

This post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity. … Read … Read more…

While Covid-19 cases spike among children, Fauci says colleges shouldn’t send infected students home

New Covid-19 hot spots keep popping up across the US, with worrying trends in the Midwest and at colleges nationwide. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

287 Utah State University students quarantined after Covid-19 found in wastewater from four dorms

While schools and universities across the country monitor coronavirus outbreaks with human testing, Utah State University officials announced they’ve discovered evidence of the virus a different way. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Colleges and universities work to control outbreaks as a new school year starts amid coronavirus

A return to campus for the new academic year has colleges and universities struggling to both contain outbreaks of Covid-19 and enforce policies meant to prevent its spread. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

September National Health Observances: Childhood Obesity, Food Safety and Education, Healthy Aging, and Recovery Awareness

Help spread the word about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, National Food Safety and Education Month, and National Recovery Month in September. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to … Read more…

Florida judge blocks state requirement that public schools open for in-class education

A Florida judge on Monday blocked the state’s requirement that all brick-and-mortar public schools must offer in-class education by August 31. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

New Covid-19 cases are declining across the US, official says, but that could quickly change if people aren’t careful

States across the US are now seeing a decline in coronavirus cases, a US top official said this week, though he warned things could quickly change again if Americans aren’t careful. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Faster test results and ‘robust’ immune response may offer hope of curbing the pandemic, experts say

Faster tests combined with a “robust” immune response against Covid-19 could soon mean a slower spread, researchers said. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Any attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would lead to massive death tolls, Fauci warns

If the United States allowed coronavirus infections to run rampant to achieve possible herd immunity, the death toll would be massive, especially among vulnerable people, the nation’s top infectious doctor said. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Public Comment Period to HHS-USDA on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Closes Today

Submit public comments to USDA and HHS on the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report before today, August 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. HHS and USDA will consider the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, along with public and agency comments, as … Read more…

US government strikes $1.525 billion deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine

The Trump administration has reached a deal with Moderna Inc. to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine once it is approved, according to a news release from the US Health and Human Services Department. CNN.com … Read more…

USDA and HHS Host Virtual Oral Comment Meeting on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report

On August 11, 2020 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, EDT, USDA and HHS will hold an online-only meeting to hear comments from the public on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. … Read post News … Read more…

Fauci: I’ll repeat the importance of public health principles ‘until I’m exhausted’

The Covid-19 pandemic is moving into younger populations, health experts said Thursday, with cases skyrocketing among children, teens and young adults. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Quit my job, or risk serious illness? Parents and teachers face grueling decisions as schools reopen

First-grade teacher Amy Forehand was stunned to learn young students in her Georgia school district will return to classrooms by the end of this month. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Innovative Solutions to Address Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) for a Spotlight on Health webinar on Monday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The … Read more…

Coronavirus new case counts are falling nationwide, but some states still seeing record numbers

Even as the number of new coronavirus cases across the United States has dropped recently, several states are still setting distressing records. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

August National Health Observances: Immunization, Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and Breastfeeding

Help spread the word about National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Breastfeeding Month in August. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic … Read more…

Now Available: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, USDA and HHS Now Accepting Comments

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed their review of the evidence on nutrition and health, and their Scientific Report is now available online. The final report reflects the Advisory Committee’s full examination of the evidence using three rigorous … Read more…

NYC schools chancellor defends partial fall reopen plans: ‘There are no perfect choices’

“The perfect choice would be we have a vaccine and we’re back to business, but we know that’s not the case,” said New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

WHO halts trial of HIV drugs as possible treatment for patients hospitalized with coronavirus

The WHO said the trial results of the hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir-ritonavir drugs “produced little or no reduction in the mortality” of COVID-19 patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Texas reports record number of new coronavirus cases, extends ban on elective surgeries

Texas reported more than 6,900 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record daily increase that brings the state’s total to nearly 160,000 cases, according to the state’s department of health. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Government must release migrant children in detention centers because of coronavirus, judge orders

Children held more than 20 days at certain facilities should be released by July 17, Judge Dolly Gee said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

‘Apocalyptic’ coronavirus surges feared in major cities as most populous states hit record numbers

The three most populous states set records for new coronavirus cases daily and there are fears of “apocalyptic” surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Record spikes in U.S. coronavirus cases push up hospitalization rates in 16 states

The U.S. reported more than 34,400 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, after health officials in California, Florida and Texas all reported record-high single-day spikes. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness and the Importance of Youth Sports

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and … Read more…

NIH halts clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine after finding no benefit to coronavirus patients

The National Institutes of Health has halted its clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after finding that the treatment provides no benefit to COVID-19 patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…