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Two-thirds of the adults in this country are considered obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  ... [Read More]
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As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. That means the US burden is expected to more than double, from 1.6% of the population (5 million people) in 2014 to nearly 3.3% (13.9 million people) in 2060. The study, published Wednesday in Alzheimer's & Dementia:... [Read More]
Approximately 60,000 people died from non-methadone opioid overdoses in the United States last year, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you squint at the CDC statistics very hard, you can barely make out a positive trend: the growth in deaths attributable to heroin and common forms of prescription opioids seems to have slowed between 2015 and 2017. However, that smidgen of progress was more than offset by a wave of death from synthetic opioids,... [Read More]
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday revealed that the country's burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by the year 2060. [Read More]
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50 percent higher than adults without the disease, in part because it... [Read More]
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As the Earth begins to tilt away from the sun in winter, North America prepares for the seasonal spread of influenza.  The annual flu scare promulgated by public health agencies is now underway.  The public is told: "Next flu pandemic could be 'DEADLIER than Spanish flu' – wiping out 400 million across the globe," say news reports. Given recent evidence that news agencies spread fake news for political purposes, one would think by now the public would have caught onto this scare tactic as the Centers For Disease Control serves as a shill for vaccine manufacturers. The news reports... [Read More]
The statistics about falls involving senior citizens are troubling: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year, and the numbers are rising.There's more: Every 20 minutes an older... [Read More]
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Employees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a bulletin stating that people should get their flu vaccines before winter hits. [Read More]
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community. [Read More]
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Puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states from January 2017 through February 2018, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and... [Read More]
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Suicide is on the rise in Maine and the state is offering free online training for doctors and counselors. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a new training portal provides training in suicide risk screening, intervention, treatment and support. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Maine youth and adults ages 10 to 35. Maine's rates of suicide death have increased by 27 percent from 1999 through 2016. Nationwide, suicide deaths have increased in every state except Nevada. Rates of suicide have risen more than 30 percent in half the states. Nearly two-thirds of... [Read More]
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hundreds of thousands of Americans have parasitic infections in their bodies. Emergency rooms in the U.S. say they receive... [Read More]
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) want to remind parents and caregivers about the importance of keeping children safe when traveling as part of National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, September 23 -29. Governor Rick Snyder has also proclaimed September 23-29 as CPS Awareness Week in Michigan. A statewide study... [Read More]
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This week, researchers from the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) published a paper looking at predicted dementia rates across the country. Currently 1.6% of…... [Read More]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released preliminary data on sexually transmitted diseases, and they show a dramatic increase in infections over four years. In 2017, there... [Read More]
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Lake in the Hills police will conduct extra patrols this week to keep impaired drivers off the roads. Officers also will inspect seat belt compliance, distracted driving violations and speed restrictions. Lake in the Hills law enforcement's effort is made possible by federal highway safety... [Read More]
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, a dog bites about 4.7 million people each year. Most of these people are children. A dog bites out... [Read More]
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Last Updated Aug 5, 2017 8:13 PM EDT According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 to 24. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Lifeline …... [Read More]
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Over 100,000 Americans live with sickle cell disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One Bakersfield nonprofit is striving to help local Kern County residents overcome this disease. [Read More]
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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Georgia's obesity rate for adults is about average among states, but it's still a startlingly high figure.Almost one in three residents in the state is obese. The overall 31.6 percent rate for 2017 in Georgia is slightly higher than the 30.5 percent rate in 2014. It's a rate that has climbed steadily, both here and nationally.And African-Americans in Georgia have an even higher rate of obesity, a... [Read More]
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