AUTHOR ARCHIVE

Logo, APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

Annual Meeting / Findings


Children who witness violence or are sexually abused are 3 and 5 times more likely to inject drugs as adults
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Dan Greenberg

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November 02, 2016

Children who are sexually abused are nearly five times more likely to inject drugs in adulthood as those who are not — while children who witness violence are about three times more likely — according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
Logo, APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

Annual Meeting


Farmers markets, community gardens improve health. And not just for rich people
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Dan Greenberg

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November 02, 2016

Farmers markets are great for our health, especially our nutrition. But there’s one big problem.
Logo, APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

Injury / Prevention / Annual Meeting


How can we reduce gun violence? Less politics, more working together
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Dan Greenberg

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November 01, 2016

An Annual Meeting session highlighted evidence that solutions hinge on two overarching factors: data and compromise.

Annual Meeting / Findings


Nearly 600 Zika investigations force Harris County Public Health to ad-lib
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Dan Greenberg

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October 31, 2016

The Harris County Public Health Department — which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas’ first Zika-associated death — has investigated nearly 600 suspected cases this year, 55 percent of which were pregnancy-related, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Annual Meeting / Findings


Sports injury app detects 99 percent more health conditions
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Dan Greenberg

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October 31, 2016

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.

Annual Meeting / Findings


State policies will determine whether most Americans smoke marijuana
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Dan Greenberg

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October 31, 2016

More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research released today at APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.
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All Things APHA / Injury / Prevention


APHA's gun violence fact sheet outlines problems, solutions to epidemic
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Dan Greenberg

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June 03, 2016

New fact sheet defines the burden of gun violence in our nation and outlines strategies to prevent gun violence

All Things APHA / Injury


APHA, safety advocates applaud Obama’s executive actions to prevent gun violence
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Dan Greenberg

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January 06, 2016

President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing the toll of firearm-related injury and death