Infant Mortality Statistics Show Variation by Race, Ethnicity, and State
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control Prevention, presents detailed data on infant mortality rates by race and ethnicity, leading causes of death, infant characteristics such as birthweight, and maternal factors such as receipt of prenatal care. ...
Colorectal Cancer Screening
*Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women. In 2003, there will be an estimated 147,500 new cases and 57,100 deaths from colorectal cancer. Of those diagnosed, 93 percent are aged 50 and older. *Screening can find colorectal cancer in earlier stages... Mother's Educational Level Influences Birth Rate
A women's educational level is the best predictor of how many children she will have, according to a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, based on an analysis of 1994 birth certificates, found a direct relationship between... New CDC Treatment Guidelines Critical to Preventing Health Consequences of Sexually Transmitted Dise
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued national guidelines designed to help health care providers protect their patients from the health consequences that result from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The 2002 Guidelines for the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted...
Are You Adopting an Infant at Risk for Future Diabetes?
April 5, 2008, 7:38 pm
Which infants have the highest risk of developing diabetes as they mature? Asians, Native Hawaiians, blacks, Hispanics, and other Pacific Islanders, have significantly higher risks of developing diabetes than whites do. Non-Hispanic whites have nearly an 8.7 percent chance of developing... Meningococcal Disease Travel Warning
February 24, 2009, 1:37 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (One of my favorite web sites, I might add!) issued a warning last Friday (February 20, 2009) on Meningococcal Disease and travel to Africa. I will briefly review their suggestions but highly encourage you to read the entire warning if you are... School Based Health Centers Diagnosing Teenagers
April 3, 2008, 7:14 pm
Living here in rural America I was a bit surprised to learn that currently, about 18,000 U.S. schools have health centers inside their walls. These health centers provide confidential physical and mental health services to students who want them in junior high and high schools. Most of these...
Sur la vaccination des personnes âgées [Archive] - FluTrackers
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Shingles And Headaches
Shingles And Headaches