Navigation Links
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report
Date:2/16/2011

really critical in terms of looking at the future health status of the U.S., and that news has not been good for a long time and it doesn't look like it's improving," said Dr. Nancy Bennett, director of the University of Rochester Medical Center's Center for Community Health.

Heart disease and cancer remain the two leading killers, collectively accounting for nearly half of the 2.5 million deaths in the United States in 2007, 25 percent and 23 percent, respectively.

Among the report's findings:

  • Hypertension levels are on the rise, with 32.6 percent of the population suffering from high blood pressure in 2007-2008, as compared with 28.9 percent in 1999-2000.
  • Twelve percent of U.S. adults are now diabetic, up from 8.5 percent in 1999.
  • On the other hand, cholesterol levels are coming under control, probably because a quarter of U.S. adults aged 45 and over are now using the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, a dramatic increase from just 2 percent in the 1988-1994 period. "The increase in statin use is pretty dramatic," said Bernstein.
  • Skyrocketing medical costs continue to be a problem, with more Americans than ever before delaying or simply foregoing medical care: 11 percent in 1997 to 15 percent in 2009. People skimping on prescription drugs went from 6 percent to 11 percent, and those missing out on needed dental care increased from 11 percent to 17 percent.
  • More kids are moving to Medicaid (35 percent in 2009 versus 18 percent in 1999), and fewer are staying on private insurance. The good news is that fewer kids are uninsured: only 8 percent as compared with 12 percent a decade earlier.
  • More children have skin allergies (10.7 percent, compared with 7.4 percent in the late 1990s), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (9 percent versus 6.5 percent) and food allergies (4.6 percent, up from 3.4 percent).
  • Americans do seem to be moving more, with 18.8 percent reporting exercising, a
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. India Abroad Features Americas Top Ophthalmologist Rajesh Khanna
2. TANDBERG Americas Announces 2009 Rookie of the Year Award Winner
3. New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study
4. Most New Jersey residents see global health as critical to states economy
5. California Health Interview Survey releases newest data on state residents health
6. Inhaling Red Mud Disaster dust may not be as harmful to health as feared
7. University leads the way in global mental health development
8. Health care spending: Study shows high imaging costs for defensive purposes
9. 4.7 million Californians to gain coverage under health reform, new study estimates
10. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life
11. Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report
(Date:4/24/2015)... NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Constellations ... living residence in Westchester County. Just 35 miles from ... transition individuals back into everyday life while recovering from ... May 7, 2015, will allow therapists, doctors and treatment ... and learn more about the opportunities offered by Constellations ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 As the nation recognizes the ... sacrifices of these young men and women, the “Alaska ... and their Families” presents a special training session on ... gain a better understanding of the effect of childhood ... those – civilian and military – who provide services ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015 Carvers' goal ... have a successful biking day in Breck. , ... five minutes walking distance from Breckenridge, this family-owned ... in both Breckenridge bike rentals ( http://www.breckenridgeskishop.com/en/rent-equipment ) ... offer extensive bike rentals in May 2015. With ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... continue to move forward in the federal ... of South Carolina. According to court documents, the ... Status Report on April 16th detailing, among other ... The report notes that counsel for both plaintiffs ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... On February 21st, 2015, Per Wickstrom had the ... contributor Karen Salkin at Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge, sponsored ... of which Wickstrom is the founder. Making appearances at ... EcoLuxe Lounge is a gathering of some of the ... and services. Among the many roles that she has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 3Health News:Coalition Presents Resiliency Training to Raise Awareness during Month of the Military Child (#MOTMC2015) 2Health News:Carvers Breckenridge Bike Rentals Offers Demo Mountain, Tandem, Bike Path Cruiser & JR. Bikes in May 2015 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3Health News:Karen Salkin Talks with Per Wickstrom at the 2015 EcoLuxe Lounge and the "Salute to the Oscars" Celebration 2
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Nov. 19 ... are being withdrawn from the U.S. market because they,ve ... federal officials said Friday. The U.S. Food and ... and Darvocet -- is voluntarily taking the drugs off ...
... Reporter , FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- As ... the United States, more serious head injuries and long-term ... new companion studies show. In 2006, about 25 ... crashes involving 12- to 20-year-olds resulted in long-term disabilities, ...
... Madonna Behen HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Nov. 19 ... U.S. college campuses, college officials are trying various ways to ... off-campus boozing shows some promise, researchers say. A ... the level of heavy drinking at private parties and other ...
... is one of the means that experts most frequently recommend ... by researchers from 10 countries has shown that, in the ... the quantity but also the variety of fruit consumed, which ... "This research looks more deeply into the relationship between diet ...
... By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Nov. ... with a moderate family history of breast cancer can spot ... new study shows. British researchers examined mammogram results for ... least one relative diagnosed before age 40, finding that 136 ...
... used as way of predicting how well individual patients ... cancer, according to new research presented at the 22nd ... in Berlin today (Friday). The findings suggest ... syrup as a probe, which would enable doctors to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks 2Health News:FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks 3Health News:Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries 2Health News:Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries 3Health News:Outreach, Enforcement Can Curb College Kids' Drinking: Study 2Health News:Outreach, Enforcement Can Curb College Kids' Drinking: Study 3Health News:Eating a variety of fruit cuts lung cancer risk 2Health News:British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50 2Health News:British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50 3Health News:Cough medicine could help doctors identify how breast cancer patients metabolize tamoxifen 2Health News:Cough medicine could help doctors identify how breast cancer patients metabolize tamoxifen 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Bayer Corporation hosted its annual "Take Your ... Bayer HealthCare US headquarters.  This is Bayer,s second "Take Your ... Whippany campus, and Thursday,s event welcomed 230 children ... at work. Fortunately, for the kids, this was ... whose mission is "Science For A Better Life," Bayer made ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... N.C. , April 24, 2015 ... are establishing employee groups around the world to ... round-the-clock business hours. While there are many areas ... leaders must examine which best practices are necessary ... excellence. According to research by ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pmbmv2/global_biobanking ) ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... at a CAGR of 7.07% over the period 2014-2019 ... into two segments: Equipment and Consumables. This report covers ... Global Biobanking market for the period 2015-2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 2Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 3Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 4Work Around the Clock: Building Effective Global Capabilities 2Global Biobanking Market Report 2015-2019 - Increase in Strategic Collaborations with Beckman Coulter, Tecan & Thermo Fischer Scientific Dominating 2
... a Petri dish in 3 seconds. The ... of the colonies as compared to those ... with three types of lighting: lower lighting ... than the agar and upper lighting for ...
... CEQ 8000 is a fully automated genetic ... capillary array with a patented linear polyacrylamide ... applies the voltage program, and analyzes the ... data quality and even customize automated data ...
... Blood Gas Monitoring System provides ... in-vivo measurements of pH, pCO2, ... peripheral artery (e.g. radial, femoral ... values of O2 saturation; base-excess ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: