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2018’s Fattest States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Fattest States in America as well as accompanying videos, along with interesting stats about diabetes in its Facts & Statistics infographic. To determine which states … Continue reading 2018’s Fattest States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

WASHINGTON | US ‘gravely concerned’ about jailed Cuban activist’s health

WASHINGTON  — A State Department spokeswoman says the U.S. is “gravely concerned” about the health of a dissident in Cuba who has reportedly been on a lengthy hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert says on Thursday U.S. officials have been told that Tomas Nunez Magdariaga (toh-MAHS’ NOON’-yez mahg-dah-ree-AH’-gah) is in critical condition … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ‘gravely concerned’ about jailed Cuban activist’s health

NEW YORK | Health and tech stocks dip; Amazon flirts with $1 trillion

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday as losses for health care and technology companies canceled out gains for banks. Another gain for Amazon briefly brought its market value to $1 trillion. Banks rose as interest rates climbed. Nike slumped after it gave a major endorsement deal to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Health and tech stocks dip; Amazon flirts with $1 trillion

Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

WILMINGTON, DE — Delaware was one of 11 states that vetted potential strategies through the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to address public health crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder by improving access to evidence-based pharmaceutical interventions while ensuring the fiscal sustainability of public programs.  The NGA released the … Continue reading Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

Alabama Health News: Multiple Alabama counties experience pertussis outbreak

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) Immunization Division is currently investigating a pertussis outbreak in Shelby and Jefferson counties.  Currently, ADPH has identified 9 children with positive pertussis laboratory results and 22 people with pertussis-like illness (PLI) linked to people who tested positive.  Persons with pertussis and PLI attended one or … Continue reading Alabama Health News: Multiple Alabama counties experience pertussis outbreak

Missouri Health News: Making Tick Bite Prevention a Summer Routine

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – To date in 2018, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has recorded 344 cases of spotted fever rickettsioses, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 208 cases of ehrlichiosis, 7 cases of Lyme disease, 11 cases of tularemia and 1 case of Heartland virus.  There have been no recorded cases … Continue reading Missouri Health News: Making Tick Bite Prevention a Summer Routine

Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

DOVER, DE – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, has announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the recurrence of this mosquito-borne disease in Delaware.  WNV was detected in the … Continue reading Delaware News: DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section announces year’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds

Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic. In a commentary published in The Lancet, Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, and Yale Program in Addiction Medicine … Continue reading Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender