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Coverage from the

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting

October 29 - November 02, 2016; Denver, Colorado

October 29 - November 02, 2016 Denver, Colorado
  • APHA Build the Economy, Improve Health Outcomes: Report Good health might have more to do with the physical and social environments people live in than healthcare services, according to a state-level analysis of health outcomes and related variables.
  • APHA Study Calls Into Question Sunscreen in Melanoma Prevention Sunscreen might not be protective against skin cancer, according to a study that used new moles as a marker of melanoma risk in children, but the newer broad-spectrum products could be more effective.

Conference News

Popular News from APHA 2015

  • Texting While Driving 'A Public Health Threat' Texting While Driving 'A Public Health Threat' The rate of crash-related deaths is 10.7 per 100,000 people in the United States, according to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and bans on distracted driving are now in almost every state.
  • Physicians Asked to Help Curb Children's Access to Guns Physicians Asked to Help Curb Children's Access to Guns On average, every day in the United States there are 31 homicides, 55 suicides, and two unintentional shooting deaths that involve guns, and children and teenagers are often the ones who are shot.
  • Imaging Test Orders by Doctors and Nurses Comparable Imaging Test Orders by Doctors and Nurses Comparable When diagnosing common conditions, nurse practitioners order imaging tests at the same rate as primary care physicians, new research shows.

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  • Omar Khan, MD
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Presentation: Transforming "medical missions" to ethical impact-driven short-term experiences in global health
    Date: October 31, 2016
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