Women and Smoking - A Report of the Surgeon General 2001
* Increase awareness of the devastating impact of smoking on women's health. Smoking is the leading known cause of preventable death and disease among women - In 1997, smoking accounted for about 165,000 deaths among U.S. women. In 1987, lung cancer became the leading cause of cancer death among... International Adoption - South Africa
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE NOTE: Under South African... HHS Blueprint to Boost Breast-Feeding
Two decades of scientific research, and years of proactive measures by health experts and others, are beginning to pay off. Attitudes and behaviors toward breast-feeding in the United States are changing. During the last 15 years, the importance of breast-feeding has been recognized as one of the... HHS Promotes Health Through Physical Activity
Press Release OVERVIEW Chronic diseases account for seven of every 10 U.S. deaths and for more than 60 percent of medical care expenditures. In addition, the prolonged illness and disability associated with many chronic diseases decrease quality of life for millions of Americans. Much of the...
Today, March 22, Is World Water Day
March 22, 2008, 7:04 pm
World Water Day is March 22 of each year as designated by the United Nations. Drawing attention to the conservation and development of water resources is the overall objective. Advocacy, publication, and organization of conferences with the year’s chosen theme is how they hope to increase public... Polio Outbreak in Nigeria
October 17, 2007, 5:46 am
Reuters Health reported October 8, 2007 that 69 children in Nigeria are suffering from a Polio outbreak . Apparently, the World Health Organization (WHO) had provided Polio vaccines to some, but not all, of the children in a northern region of Nigeria. The people who received the oral polio... Time Again for Flu Shots - But Who Can Get Them?
November 2, 2007, 5:57 am
Last week our 15-month-old daughter’s health care provider suggested that both she and our four year old be immunized with the flu vaccine. They are more vulnerable because of their young ages. However, we couldn’t get the vaccine right then because their office had run out. Today the office...