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APHA Annual Meeting Day 5: Photos from Denver
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Kim Krisberg

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November 02, 2016

One last look at all the smiling faces from the APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.
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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.
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Making health messages accessible to the hearing impaired
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Natalie McGill

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November 02, 2016

For many people seeking health information, accessing it can be as easy as a Google search or watching a YouTube video. But it's not as easy for many deaf and hearing-impaired people.
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Taking on obesity one soda at a time
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Donya Currie

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November 02, 2016

Because problems like overweight and obesity don’t respect county borders, public health agencies are finding more ways to work together.
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Public health in the headlines: How does news coverage impact health?
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Kim Krisberg

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November 02, 2016

Media. It’s everywhere these days. So, it’s not surprising that it impacts our health and behaviors as well as our perception of serious public health problems.
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For a LARC: It's no joke. — better training expands contraception access
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 02, 2016

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective methods to prevent pregnancy. But too many people who want LARC are unable to get it in a timely manner.
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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.
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Confronting human trafficking through a public health lens
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Natalie McGill

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November 02, 2016

Whether it was a Boston-born transgender patient or a Ugandan working in domestic servitude, Hanni Stoklosa has seen a variety of patients who were victims of sex or labor trafficking come through her emergency room.
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Walking the public health walk
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Kim Krisberg

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November 02, 2016

A big thank you to all the Annual Meeting attendees who participated in this year's APHA 2016 Steps Challenge!
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Let women choose: A humble request (backed up by science)
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Lindsey Wahowiak

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November 02, 2016

If you attended yesterday's Turnaway Study sessions, you probably walked away with the same conclusion the research did: Women should be allowed to make choices that are best for them.
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Let’s get ethical: Expanding the role of ethics education
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Donya Currie

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November 02, 2016

APHA’s Ethics Section is reaching out to schools and programs of public health to better understand how ethics are taught in the classroom, and they need your help.
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Tweets of the Day from #APHA2016
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November 02, 2016

More than 16,000 people have tweeted using the hashtag #APHA2016!

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