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2012-12-06 08:27:37

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware ranks 3rd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Delaware currently spends $9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 64.9 percent of the $13.9 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

2012-12-06 08:27:36

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connecticut ranks 23rd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Connecticut currently spends $6 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 13.7 percent of the $43.9 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2012-12-06 08:25:20

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana ranks 26th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Indiana currently spends $9.3 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 11.8 percent of the $78.8 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for...

2012-12-06 08:25:18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia ranks 35th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) DC currently spends $495,000 a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 4.7 percent of the $10.5 million recommended by the U.S....

National Influenza Vaccination Week Arrives
2012-12-04 06:56:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Your nose feels stuffy. You feel fatigued and tired, barely able to keep your eyes open. To make matters worse, your throat feels dry and, every so often, you make a cackling cough. These are just a few of the symptoms of the onset of influenza, otherwise known as the flu. From December 2 to December 8, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) will be held. The awareness event was created to focus on the importance of the...

2012-10-01 14:20:05

Trauma surgeons examine injury differences, supervision, and mobile device use in pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma surgeons have identified two preventable reasons why young pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles--poor guardian supervision and distraction because of mobile device use. The researchers also found that injuries are often minor in children, but much more severe in seniors, according to a study presented in...

2012-09-27 06:26:20

Reversing 5 years' progress, G/PG/PG-13 smoking jumps by one-third. Disney, Universal, Warner Bros. add, despite pledges. WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only months after the office of the U.S. Surgeon General warned that exposure to on-screen smoking causes young people to start smoking, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has spotlighted the U.S. movie industry's failure to protect young audiences. (Logo:...

2012-09-04 02:29:52

Recovery of walking and balance can occur even years after injury in people with incomplete spinal cord injury who participate in locomotor training Additional study shows patients reduced expenses up to 25% after locomotor training intervention SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, new research demonstrates that innovative rehabilitative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in...

2012-08-13 06:24:54

NEW ANALYSIS RANKS STATES, FINDS 12 STATES TOP 30 PERCENT FOR OBESITY WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The analysis used the state obesity rates made available today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mississippi had the highest rate of...

2012-08-02 06:24:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A new report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that tobacco companies are manipulating their products to avoid taxes and regulations aimed at reducing smoking, undermining the fight against the nation's leading cause of preventable death....