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Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

2014-05-01 12:32:52

Premature deaths from each cause due to modifiable risks ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death - yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional...

2014-04-30 12:30:32

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored Dr. Julie L Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines, with the global advocacy organization's Women's Global Leadership Award. The award was presented today at the AJC Women's Leadership Spring Luncheon, held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82459 "Dr. Gerberding is a true champion of global health," said AJC President Stanley M. Bergman,...

2014-04-24 04:21:17

What We All Need to Do: DIY Tips Revealed by Mosquito Squad to Protect from Ticks and Mosquitoes RICHMOND, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease doesn't discriminate. While singer Debbie Gibson is the latest noteworthy individual to announce her fight with the illness, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, actor Alec Baldwin and President George W. Bush have all been given the Lyme disease diagnosis. Some say conditions are ripe for an increase in infected ticks and Lyme Disease this...

2014-04-17 23:05:36

A jarring statistic was recently revealed in an article by NewsMax Health where only 5% of people scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The reason this is alarming is because high-touch areas of public restrooms can contain more than 1,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of infection-causing bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a reminder that it takes at least 20 seconds of washing...

2014-04-16 16:29:20

Despite progress continued efforts needed to combat diabetes complications ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rates of lower-limb amputation, end-stage kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and...

2014-04-15 12:30:30

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Councilors Michael Flaherty & Tito Jackson, to conduct April 16 hearing on Docket #0227, An Ordinance Regarding the Prohibition of Research Designated as Biosafety Level 4, Sponsored by Councilors Charles Yancey, Tito Jackson & Ayanna Pressley. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73231 Community residents, scientific experts and civic advocates to...

2014-04-09 23:04:46

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an urgent need for all healthcare providers to engage in antimicrobial stewardship to manage the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Leaders will need to direct and supervise stewardship plans and will need training to achieve optimal clinical patient outcomes related to antimicrobial use. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is partnering with Making a...

2014-04-08 12:32:40

Despite recent progress, more can be done to prevent pregnancies in younger teens ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month's Vital Signs. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, says the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Although we have made...

2014-04-02 20:22:23

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Not one of these organizations is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out...


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