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The APHL works to promote the role of public health laboratories in shaping national and global health objectives, and to promote policies, programs and technologies that assure continuous improvement in the quality of laboratory practice and health outcomes.

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Cantaloupe is valued for its sweet, juicy flesh, an excellent source of vitamin C. In the state of Colorado, the melon is big business, with more than 2,000 acres under cantaloupe cultivation and an annual crop worth nearly $8 million. Hugh Maguire, PhD, a senior microbiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), said, “People in this area look forward to the end of summer when local cantaloupe becomes available.” Late last…
Ah, the holidays … whatever holiday it is that you celebrate (or just the holiday called “Quiet Time in the Office”), I think it is safe to assume that your holiday is overflowing with deliciousness. Friends hosting parties; family gathering for dinners; coworkers bringing treats to share. Whether sweet or savory, this time of year screams FOOD. (And that means my pants scream LOOSEN ME.) However you choose to celebrate – or not celebrate –…
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and friends, enjoy the fall harvest, and to stuff our faces full of delicious food.  No matter your specific traditions, I’m certain the stuffing-of-faces is common across all Thanksgiving tables. I must confess, I’ve never prepared a full Thanksgiving meal although I have contributed dishes.  When I cook any time of year, not just for Thanksgiving, I have two goals: 1) Make delicious food and 2) Not make…