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El índice de mortalidad en EEUU aumenta un poco en 2015, y se han estabilizado las muertes por enfermedad cardíaca


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Por primera vez en una década, en 2015 aumentó un poco el índice de mortalidad general de los estadounidenses, después de ajustar las distribución de edades; y, las cifras preliminares del gobierno federal muestran que las muertes por enfermedad cardíaca se han nivelado.

Las cifras […]

U.S. death rate rises slightly in 2015, as heart disease deaths level off


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The overall death rate among Americans after adjusting for age rose slightly in 2015 — the first increase in a decade — with heart disease deaths basically flat and stroke deaths on the rise, preliminary federal data show.

The numbers out this week from […]

Racial disparities narrow in some areas, persist in others


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The gap between whites and minorities in the U.S. is starting to narrow in some key health areas, such as infant deaths and uninsured rates. But for blacks and Hispanics, troubling disparities persist in childhood obesity and high blood pressure, new federal data […]

CDC: U.S. Hispanics live longer than whites and blacks


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Hispanics in the U.S. live at least three years longer than black and white Americans, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy for someone born in 2014 was 81.8 years for Hispanics, compared with 78.8 years for […]

CDC: Los hispanos en Estados Unidos viven más que los blancos y los negros


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Los hispanos en Estados Unidos viven por lo menos tres años más que los estadounidenses negros y blancos, según estadísticas nuevas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, CDC por sus siglas en inglés.

La expectativa de vida para alguien […]

CDC awards second round of grants to community health programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday a second round of funding to the American Heart Association and other national organizations for its Partnerships to Improve Community Health program.

The initiative works to reduce the number of people with chronic diseases and helps underserved groups, […]

Foundation bolsters commitment to fighting childhood obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.

About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]

Statistical models used in determining flu numbers each year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from flu-related complications.

But those are only estimates. Precise assessments of the severity of influenza each year are impossible […]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Million Hearts reaches halfway mark

A Million Hearts, a federal collaboration to prevent 1 million strokes and heart attacks by 2017, is at its halfway mark. And while organizers said Tuesday there are many shining examples of innovative prevention programs across the country, they also rallied for more public-private partnerships.

“Small, smart sustained actions can […]

Kids’ salty diets of nuggets, pizza, and pasta put them at risk for heart problems

Kids eat too much salt with popular “kid-friendly” foods such as chicken nuggets, pizza and pasta accounting for almost half of their sodium intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings paint an uphill battle with reducing salt in the diets of […]